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Gina comes to your office for a routine gynecological exam. She mentions wanting to try to have a child again. You suggest she have a few tests run to prevent infections of her fetus. Match the disease/sign or symptom that could be prevented in her child with the test that would guide your managment of Gina's potential pregnancy.

Disease/sign or symptom

Diffuse intracranial calcifications

Toxoplasma serology
Hepatitis Anti-HBs
Hydrops fetalis Erythrovirus serology
Limb abnormalities and cicatricial lesions VZV serology
Hearing loss, cataracts Rubella serology
Snuffles; rhinitis VDRL
Microcephalus, periventricular calcification CMV Serology


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