The prevalence of congenital and perinatal cytomegalovirus infections among newborns of seropositive mothers.

@article{Alkhawaja2012ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of congenital and perinatal cytomegalovirus infections among newborns of seropositive mothers.},
  author={Shahnaz Alkhawaja and Abdulrahman Yusuf Ismaeel and GiuseppeA. Botta and Abiola Senok},
  journal={Journal of infection in developing countries},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={
          410-5
        }
}
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to determine the prevalence of congenital and perinatal human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infections among newborns in two major neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in Bahrain. METHODOLOGY One hundred newborns comprised of 84 preterm and 16 term babies admitted to the NICUs were enrolled in the study. During the first six weeks of life, urine and saliva was obtained from the babies weekly and serial breast milk samples were obtained from the mothers. Maternal serum… CONTINUE READING

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