Primary versus Nonprimary Cytomegalovirus Infection during Pregnancy, Israel
Published Date:Nov 2007
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 13(11):1791-1793.
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
Description:We examined prospectively the outcome of primary and nonprimary maternal cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection during pregnancy among 88 and 120 women, respectively. The risk for vertical transmission was 1.83x higher for primary infection than for nonprimary infection. Nonetheless, congenital CMV disease was diagnosed in both infection groups at similar rates.
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