Maternal age and congenital cytomegalovirus infection: screening of two diverse newborn populations, 1980-1990.

@article{Fowler1993MaternalAA,
  title={Maternal age and congenital cytomegalovirus infection: screening of two diverse newborn populations, 1980-1990.},
  author={Karen B Fowler and Sergio B Stagno and Robert F Pass},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1993},
  volume={168 3},
  pages={552-6}
}
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the leading cause of congenital viral infection in the United States. To prevent damaging congenital CMV infections, it is necessary to have accurate population estimates of prevalence and to identify maternal factors associated with an elevated risk of congenital infection in the newborn. From 1980 through 1990, 17,163 offspring of predominantly low-income nonwhite women who delivered at a public hospital and 9892 newborns of predominantly mid- to upper-income white… CONTINUE READING

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