Epidemiology of congenital cytomegalovirus infection: maternal risk factors and molecular analysis of cytomegalovirus strains.

@article{Murph1998EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of congenital cytomegalovirus infection: maternal risk factors and molecular analysis of cytomegalovirus strains.},
  author={Jody R Murph and Inara Espinelli L Souza and Jeffrey D. Dawson and P. H. Benson and Susan J. Petheram and D Pfab and A S Gregg and Marsha E O'neill and Britt Zimmerman and James F. Bale},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={147 10},
  pages={940-7}
}
To determine factors that influence the occurrence of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, the authors surveyed prospectively 8,254 infants born in eastern Iowa between October 1989 and June 1994. The authors conducted a case-control study to identify maternal risk factors, matching each CMV-infected infant with three uninfected infants according to hospital and date of birth. CMV strains were compared by using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to identify common sources of infection… CONTINUE READING