Prenatal diagnosis of fetal primary cytomegalovirus infection.

  title={Prenatal diagnosis of fetal primary cytomegalovirus infection.},
  author={Shlomo Lipitz and Simcha Yagel and Eliezer Shalev and Reuven Achiron and Shlomo Mashiach and Eyal Schiff},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={89 5 Pt 1},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the validity of prenatal diagnosis work-up for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) in women with primary infection. METHODS Sixty-three pregnant women with primary cytomegalovirus disease (including two with twin pregnancies), referred to three tertiary perinatal centers over 4 years, underwent evaluation for congenital cytomegalovirus. Fetal diagnosis was made after 21 weeks' gestation by amniocentesis and fetal blood sampling (40 subjects), or amniocentesis only (23… CONTINUE READING