Hirschsprung's disease: a viral etiology?


This study investigates the hypothesis that Hirschsprung's disease (HD), congenital rectal aganglionosis, may be etiologically linked to antenatal cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. Bowel specimens from 72 HD patients, 144 control I infants (Hirschsprung-like symptoms, normal histology), and 36 control II infants (deaths from nongastrointestinal causes) were… (More)


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