Quantification of human cytomegalovirus DNA in amniotic fluid of mothers of congenitally infected fetuses

Maria Grazia Revello, Maurizio Zavattoni, Milena Furione, Fausto Baldanti, Giuseppe Gerna

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Abstract

A quantitative PCR assay was used to quantitate human cytomegalovirus DNA in amniotic fluid of mothers of 21 fetuses with congenital infection. Seven fetuses presented ultrasound abnormalities or were born with symptoms, whereas 14 fetuses were subclinically infected. Although the median DNA level was higher in symptomatic fetuses, the difference was not statistically significant (P = 0.09).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3350-3352
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume37
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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