Prevalence of cytomegalovirus antibodies in blood donors at the National Blood Transfusion Centre, Nairobi.

@article{Njeru2009PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of cytomegalovirus antibodies in blood donors at the National Blood Transfusion Centre, Nairobi.},
  author={Dorothy W Njeru and Walter Otieno Mwanda and Grace Kitonyi and Eric Chomba Njagi},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={86 12 Suppl},
  pages={
          S58-61
        }
}
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in susceptible patients is associated with serious morbidity and a high mortality. Transmission of cytomegalovirus infection through blood transfusion is markedly reduced by transfusion of CMV seronegative blood products, or by transfusion of leucodepleted blood products. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence CMV IgG and IgM antibodies among blood donors at the National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS), Nairobi. DESIGN Cross-sectional descriptive… CONTINUE READING

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