Testing & Diagnosis for Congenital Varicella in Children


The first step in treating your child is forming an accurate and complete diagnosis.

  • If you contract chicken pox during your pregnancy, fetal ultrasounds can monitor your baby to determine if varicella affects its development.

After we complete all necessary tests, Children’s Hospital Boston’s experts meet to review and discuss what they have learned. Then we will meet with you and your family to discuss the results and outline the best treatment options.

Envisioning the “baby-to-be”
See how Children’s uses imaging techniques to make diagnoses before birth.