[Can we rule out a congenital cytomegalovirus infection when the result of polymerase chain reaction in dried blood spots is negative?].

INTRODUCTION The detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA by real time polymerase chain reaction (rt-PCR) in dried blood spots collected routinely for metabolic screening has been assessed for the retrospective diagnosis of congenital CMV (cCMV) infection in many studies, but not in Spain. The aim of this study is to analyze the diagnostic accuracy of this… CONTINUE READING