Feasibility of predicting the outcome of fetal infection with cytomegalovirus at the time of prenatal diagnosis.

@article{LeruezVille2016FeasibilityOP,
  title={Feasibility of predicting the outcome of fetal infection with cytomegalovirus at the time of prenatal diagnosis.},
  author={Marianne Leruez-Ville and Julien J Stirnemann and Yann Sellier and Tiffany Guilleminot and Anne Dejean and J P Magny and Sophie Couderc and François Jacquemard and Yves L Ville},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={215 3},
  pages={342.e1-9}
}
BACKGROUND Congenital cytomegalovirus infection occurs in 0.7% of live births with 15-20% of infected children developing long-term disability including hearing loss and cognitive deficit. Fetal cytomegalovirus infection is established by viral DNA amplification by polymerase chain reaction in amniotic fluid obtained by amniocentesis following maternal seroconversion or after the diagnosis of ultrasound features suggestive of fetal infection. Severe brain ultrasound anomalies are associated… CONTINUE READING