Enterovirus is not present in placentas from cases of perinatal depression using polymerase chain reaction analysis.


Enteroviruses have been implicated as a cause of low Apgar scores in conjunction with perinatal seizures and respiratory insufficiency. Using in-situ reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (in-situ PCR), Nuovo et al detected enterovirus in up to 86% of placentas from perinates exhibiting these symptoms. In-situ PCR has been the only method employed… (More)
DOI: 10.2350/08-07-0492.1


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