Detection of cytomegalovirus, parvovirus B19 and herpes simplex viruses in cases of intrauterine fetal death: association with pathological findings.

@article{Syridou2008DetectionOC,
  title={Detection of cytomegalovirus, parvovirus B19 and herpes simplex viruses in cases of intrauterine fetal death: association with pathological findings.},
  author={Garyfallia Syridou and Nicholas Spanakis and Anastasia Konstantinidou and E Piperaki and Dimitrios Kafetzis and Efstratios S. Patsouris and Aris Antsaklis and Athanassios Tsakris},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2008},
  volume={80 10},
  pages={1776-82}
}
There are previous indications that transplacental transmission of cytomegalovirus (CMV), parvovirus B19 (PB19) and herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (HSV-1/2) cause fetal infections, which may lead to fetal death. In a prospective case-control study we examined the incidence of these viruses in intrauterine fetal death and their association with fetal and placenta pathological findings. Molecular assays were performed on placenta tissue extracts of 62 fetal deaths and 35 controls for the… CONTINUE READING

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