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Virus A virus that caused enlarged fetal heart!

A 38-year-old pregnant woman has an ultrasound at 18-weeks’ gestation. The pregnancy has been normal, but she suffered "flu-like" symptoms a few weeks ago. Ultrasound reveals an enlarged fetal heart with abnormal beats, and massive edema surrounding the fetus. What type of genetic material is contained in the causative organism?
A. Non-enveloped, linear, single-stranded RNA
B. Enveloped, linear, single-stranded RNA
C. Protein structure
D. Double-stranded, circular DNA
E. Non-enveloped, linear, single-stranded DNA
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PARVO VIRUS B19....answer is E.....it is a case of hydropes fetalis...
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eee.. CHF in fetus?
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i thouhgt rubella b im not sure coz flu like symptoms is not for rubella
so i go for e as it is B19
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Between B & E.I'll go with B-Rubella.
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Default answer?

What's the answer dude?
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B19 produces hydrops fetalis so ans is E
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hemolysis/hydropes first trimester -> Parvovirus
(P.A.P. = Non-enveloped)
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The patient likely had an infection with parvovirus B19, which can cause hydrops fetalis in the 1st or 2nd trimester (fetal anemia leads to CHF and massive edema). This organism contains non-enveloped, linear, single-stranded DNA.
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is it -
B. Enveloped, linear, single-stranded RNA

Rubella - congenital rubella syndrome?
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Correct Answer answer

The correct answer is C.
Positive VDRL and FTA-ABS is strongly indicative of syphilis. A false-positive result is suggested by VDRL(+) and FTA(-): FTA is more specific than VDRL. In the setting of syphilis, the presented set of symptoms is consistent with tabes dorsalis, a chronic demyelination of the dorsal (posterior) spinal cord.
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