Cytomegalovirus DNA detection on Guthrie cards in patients with neonatal cholestasis.

AIM To time the onset of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in patients (n = 39) with CMV associated neonatal cholestasis by analysing CMV DNA on Guthrie cards sampled at 3 days of age. METHODS CMV infection was diagnosed by serology/urine isolation or by CMV DNA detection (polymerase chain reaction) in liver biopsy specimens. In order to time the infection… CONTINUE READING

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