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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-55

Primary cytomegalovirus Infection In Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women In India

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Arti Kapil

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Primary cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in pregnant women can lead to fatal or symptomatic infections in the foetus. In the present study we have shown evidence of primary CMV infection in pregnancy by demonstrating the presence of CMV specific lgM antibodies. Out of 31 pregnant women, 4(12.9%) had evidence of primary CMV infection, whereas in the women who had given birth to children suffering from symptomatic congenital infections, evidence of primary CMV infection was seen in 3 out of 23 (13%) women. In a heterogeneous population of women in child bearing age, 12/80 (15%) were found to be seronegative for CMV specific lgG antibodies suggesting their susceptibility to acquire a primary CMV infection in pregnancy.


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