Table 2

Outcome without antiviral therapy after maternal or neonatal varicella according to the timing of infection around birth (adapted from Sauerbrei A and Wutzler P. J Perinatol 2001;21:5456)

Day of rash onsetCases (N=136)
SurvivalDeath
Mother
 ≥5 days before delivery (n=57)57 (100%)0
 ≤4 days before to 2 days after delivery (n=79)65 (82%)14 (18%)
Newborn
 0–4 days of life (n=35)34 (97%)1 (3%)
 5–10 days of life (n=47)36 (77%)11 (23%)