Cytomegalovirus infections in neonates acquired by blood transfusions.

Abstract

One hundred seventy-eight newborns were cultured for cytomegalovirus (CMV) on admission and weekly after 4 weeks of age until discharge. Eight (all with birth weights of 1050 g or less) acquired CMV while hospitalized. At least seven of the infected infants were born to CMV-seronegative mothers. The risk for seronegative infants weighing less than 1250 g of… (More)

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