Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection

  title={Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection},
  author={Tiziana Lazzarotto and Bernadette Guerra and P. Spezzacatena and Stefania Varani and Liliana Gabrielli and P Pradelli and Fabio Rumpianesi and Chiara Banzi and Luciano Bovicelli and Maria Paola Landini},
We report here the results of a study on the prenatal diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. The study was carried out by both PCR and virus isolation from amniotic fluid (AF) for 82 pregnant women at risk of transmitting CMV for the detection of (i) seroconversion to CMV immunoglobulin G (IgG) positivity during the first trimester of pregnancy, (ii) symptomatic CMV infection in the mother during the first trimester of pregnancy or intrauterine growth retardation detected by… CONTINUE READING