Prevalence of Epstein-Barr virus reactivation in pregnancy.

  title={Prevalence of Epstein-Barr virus reactivation in pregnancy.},
  author={Sina Haeri and Arthur M. Baker and Kim A. Boggess},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  volume={27 9},
Recent evidence suggests a link between Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation and chronic stress in nonpregnant adults, possibly due to decreased cellular immune response. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of EBV seropositivity in a diverse cohort of pregnant women and whether maternal demographic characteristics were associated with EBV reactivation. In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated midpregnancy serum specimens from 64 healthy pregnant women for presence of EBV viral… CONTINUE READING

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