ELISA antibodies to cytomegalovirus in pregnant patients

Prevalence in and correlation with spontaneous abortion

M. Luerti, A. Santini, O. Bernini, M. Castiglioni, M. C. Ragni

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Prevalence of seroimmunity to cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection was tested by detecting ELISA IgG antibodies in 230 pregnant subjects from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Seroimmunity increased from 64.3% to 92.0% between the ages 15-20 and 35-40. Furthermore, ELISA IgM antibodies were detected during hospitalization in a group of 56 women whose pregnancies ended in spontaneous abortion and in a paired matched-control group. The overall percentage of IgM-positive reactions was 5.35% in the group with abortion. The percentage for only second trimester abortions amounted to 18.75%. There was no IgM-positive reaction in the control group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-183
Number of pages3
JournalBiological Research in Pregnancy and Perinatology
Volume4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1983

Fingerprint

Spontaneous Abortion
Cytomegalovirus
Immunoglobulin M
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Antibodies
Control Groups
Cytomegalovirus Infections
Second Pregnancy Trimester
Hospitalization
Research Design
Immunoglobulin G
Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

ELISA antibodies to cytomegalovirus in pregnant patients : Prevalence in and correlation with spontaneous abortion. / Luerti, M.; Santini, A.; Bernini, O.; Castiglioni, M.; Ragni, M. C.

In: Biological Research in Pregnancy and Perinatology, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1983, p. 181-183.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{23aea0f2d7aa456a914f3cc2abde1c21,
title = "ELISA antibodies to cytomegalovirus in pregnant patients: Prevalence in and correlation with spontaneous abortion",
abstract = "Prevalence of seroimmunity to cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection was tested by detecting ELISA IgG antibodies in 230 pregnant subjects from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Seroimmunity increased from 64.3{\%} to 92.0{\%} between the ages 15-20 and 35-40. Furthermore, ELISA IgM antibodies were detected during hospitalization in a group of 56 women whose pregnancies ended in spontaneous abortion and in a paired matched-control group. The overall percentage of IgM-positive reactions was 5.35{\%} in the group with abortion. The percentage for only second trimester abortions amounted to 18.75{\%}. There was no IgM-positive reaction in the control group.",
author = "M. Luerti and A. Santini and O. Bernini and M. Castiglioni and Ragni, {M. C.}",
year = "1983",
language = "English",
volume = "4",
pages = "181--183",
journal = "Biological Research in Pregnancy and Perinatology",
issn = "0724-438X",
publisher = "Dustri-Verlag Dr. Karl Feistle",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - ELISA antibodies to cytomegalovirus in pregnant patients

T2 - Prevalence in and correlation with spontaneous abortion

AU - Luerti, M.

AU - Santini, A.

AU - Bernini, O.

AU - Castiglioni, M.

AU - Ragni, M. C.

PY - 1983

Y1 - 1983

N2 - Prevalence of seroimmunity to cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection was tested by detecting ELISA IgG antibodies in 230 pregnant subjects from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Seroimmunity increased from 64.3% to 92.0% between the ages 15-20 and 35-40. Furthermore, ELISA IgM antibodies were detected during hospitalization in a group of 56 women whose pregnancies ended in spontaneous abortion and in a paired matched-control group. The overall percentage of IgM-positive reactions was 5.35% in the group with abortion. The percentage for only second trimester abortions amounted to 18.75%. There was no IgM-positive reaction in the control group.

AB - Prevalence of seroimmunity to cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection was tested by detecting ELISA IgG antibodies in 230 pregnant subjects from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Seroimmunity increased from 64.3% to 92.0% between the ages 15-20 and 35-40. Furthermore, ELISA IgM antibodies were detected during hospitalization in a group of 56 women whose pregnancies ended in spontaneous abortion and in a paired matched-control group. The overall percentage of IgM-positive reactions was 5.35% in the group with abortion. The percentage for only second trimester abortions amounted to 18.75%. There was no IgM-positive reaction in the control group.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0021020450&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0021020450&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 4

SP - 181

EP - 183

JO - Biological Research in Pregnancy and Perinatology

JF - Biological Research in Pregnancy and Perinatology

SN - 0724-438X

IS - 4

ER -