Andreas Schalk

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OBJECTIVE Neonatal bacterial infections carry a high mortality when diagnosed late. Early diagnosis is difficult because initial clinical signs are nonspecific. Consequently, physicians frequently prescribe antibiotic treatment to newborn infants for fear of missing a life-threatening infection. This study was designed to test the hypotheses that a(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital human cytomegalovirus (hCMV) infection is the most common intrauterine viral disease in western countries. Little is known about hCMV virus load in various body fluids of congenitally infected children. OBJECTIVES To determine virus load in various body fluids. To assess the impact of hCMV virus load to predict the outcome of(More)
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