Human parvovirus B19 in cord blood of premature infants.

  title={Human parvovirus B19 in cord blood of premature infants.},
  author={Michiaki Koga and Takeshi Matsuoka and Kazuhiro Katayama and Ken Takeda and Masahiko Nakata and Masakatsu Sase and Hisashi Kato and Susumu Furukawa},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  volume={18 5},
We investigated whether intrauterine parvovirus B19 infection is associated with premature birth by evaluating parvovirus B19 antibodies and DNA in umbilical cord blood from 76 premature infants. We performed enzyme-linked immunoadsorbent (ELISA) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays to detect B19-specific IgM antibodies and parvovirus DNA. No parvovirus DNA was detected in cord blood sera, and no sample was positive for anti-parvovirus B19 IgM antibodies. Parvovirus appears unlikely to… CONTINUE READING


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