Human cytomegalovirus reactivation during lactation and mother-to-child transmission in preterm infants.

@article{Meier2005HumanCR,
  title={Human cytomegalovirus reactivation during lactation and mother-to-child transmission in preterm infants.},
  author={J K Meier and Uta Lienicke and Edda Tschirch and Detlev H. Kr{\"u}ger and Roland Wauer and Susanna Proesch},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={
          1318-24
        }
}
In a clinical trial, the incidence of cytomegalovirus reactivation in breastfeeding mothers and transmission to their preterm infants were studied. Breast milk from 73 mothers as well as urine and tracheal and pharyngeal aspirates from their 89 infants were screened weekly for human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) DNA during the first 2 months after delivery. Of the 73 mothers, 48 (66%) were positive for HCMV DNA in the lactating breast. HCMV reactivation could be confirmed for 19 of 20 (95… CONTINUE READING

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