oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Recently asked questions : drug info
|Article Title||Recently asked questions : drug info|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Author||Lee Baker, Jackie Van Schoor, Jacqui Souter, Karen Van Rensburg and Ronelle Van der Merwe|
|Publication Date||Nov 2008|
|Pages||23 - 61|
In 1966, a prospective study showed a significant association between maternal mumps infection in the first trimester and an increased risk of abortion. However, other investigators could not confirm this association. Measles and rubella but not mumps virus infections are linked to an increase in premature birth. Infection in late pregnancy can result in the baby being born with mumps.
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