Is antenatal screening for rubella and cytomegalovirus justified?

@article{Schoub1993IsAS,
  title={Is antenatal screening for rubella and cytomegalovirus justified?},
  author={Barry David Schoub and Stephen V. Johnson and JoM. McAnerney and Nigel K. Blackburn and Franco Guidozzi and Daynia Elizabeth Ballot and AlanD. Rothberg},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={1993},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={
          108-10
        }
}
Altogether 2,250 asymptomatic pregnant women attending an antenatal clinic were investigated for serological evidence of past exposure to rubella and cytomegalovirus (CMV) as well as for active primary infection or reinfection/reactivation. Only 7 (0.3%) active rubella infections were diagnosed, none of them primary. Similarly, out of 132 patients with active CMV, only 5 primary infections (3.8%) were diagnosed; the vast majority--127 (96%)--had reactivation infections. No congenital rubella… CONTINUE READING

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