Screening of Herpes simplex virus 2 infection among pregnant women in southern China

  title={Screening of Herpes simplex virus 2 infection among pregnant women in southern China},
  author={Jia-Min Li and Yong-Ru Chen and Xi-tao Li and Wencan Xu},
  journal={The Journal of Dermatology},
The aim was to investigate the prevalence of Herpes simplex virus (HSV)‐2 infection among pregnant women in southern China and analyze the relationship between the HSV‐2 infection and pregnancy outcome. We examined 1740 sera collected from pregnant women aged 21–39 years, using enzyme‐linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of specific antibodies against HSV‐2. The overall prevalence of HSV‐2 infection was 23.56% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 21.53–26.00). The prevalence of HSV‐2… Expand
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