Primary and secondary maternal cytomegalovirus infections and their relation to congenital infection. Analysis of maternal sera.

@article{Ahlfors1982PrimaryAS,
  title={Primary and secondary maternal cytomegalovirus infections and their relation to congenital infection. Analysis of maternal sera.},
  author={Karin Ahlfors and Sten Anders Ivarsson and Torsten Johnsson and Lars Svanberg},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1982},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={
          109-13
        }
}
4 382 new mothers were examined retrospectively with the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for IgG activity to cytomegalovirus (CMV) during pregnancy. Some of them were also studied with the indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) test for CMV-IgM antibodies. All the infants had been studied for CMV excretion within the first week of life. Nineteen of them had been shown to be congenitally infected with CMV. 1 218 (28%) women lacked CMV-IgG activity at their first antenatal visit (usually in… CONTINUE READING

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