A didactic and practical book on this emergent disease and intended for general health professionals, especially pediatricians and radiologists
Provides succinct epidemiological, clinical, radiological, laboratory and pathological approaches to recognizing congenital Zika syndrome
Includes complementary information on follow-up and rehabilitation
This book addresses the most important postnatal features of Zika virus infection, providing important information on its epidemiology, pathology, clinical aspects, imaging and laboratory diagnosis. Since the report of a Zika virus infection epidemic in Northeastern Brazil in 2015, the worldhas paid close attention to this emergent disease. Historically, this has been the third outbreak of Zika infection described (preceded by outbreaks in Micronesia and French Polynesia), but for the first time the association with congenital microcephaly and other neurological co-morbidities ininfants from women infected with the Zika virus was observed. Since then, government bodies, public health agencies, medical societies and scholars have joined forces to understand this disease, and to promote its prevention and management. Currently, the relationship between Zikavirus and microcephaly is well established, as well as the most characteristic findings of congenital Zika syndrome (e.g. microcephaly, arthrogryposis, ophthalmologic and hearing abnormalities). Also, the spectrum of the disease’s severity has broadened, with less severe cases (withoutmicrocephaly) being recently recognized. Even so, there is currently a dearth of material on Zika virus infection for healthcare professional around the world. Addressing that gap, Zika In Focus – Postnatal Aspects aims to help the medical community worldwide by presenting the mostimportant features of Zika virus infection from a postnatal perspective. It is intended to all professionals and researchers interested in this condition, especially paediatricians, radiologists and neurologists, offering them a practical guide to recognizing congenital Zika syndrome in itsmany aspects and focusing on the radiological pattern of lesions that can be found from the mild to the most severe cases.
Maria de Fátima Viana Vasco Aragão is a Professor of Radiology at the Maurício de Nassau University and scientific director of the Multimagem Diagnostic Centre in Recife, Brazil. She received her medical degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco in 1987 and completed herresidency in radiology at Ribeirão Preto Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil. She completed fellowships in CT, MRI and neuroradiology at Med Imagem Beneficencia Portuguesa, São Paulo, Brazil, and later at Mount Sinai Hospital Center in New York, USA. In 2010 shereceived her PhD in Neuroscience from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife. She is a founding member of the Brazilian Society of Neuroradiology, full member of the Brazilian College of Radiology and a member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the European Societyof Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. She served as president of the Pernambuco Radiology Society from 2014 to 2016, being recently re-elected for 2016 to 2018.