Cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy: review of the literature

Bonalumi, Silvia and Trapanese, Angelica and Santamaria, Angelo and D'Emidio, Laura and Mobili, Luisa (2011) Cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy: review of the literature. Journal of prenatal medicine, 5 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1971-3290

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The aim of this review is to summarize the principles of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in pregnancy. In particular, the aim of this review is to evaluate: 1) Incidence and mother-to-child transmission 2) The value of screening of pregnant women 3) Diagnosis of CMV maternal infection 4) Diagnosis of fetal infection (evaluate the value of ultrasound examination and amniocentesis and evaluate whether the amniotic viral load of mothers with primary cytomegalovirus infection correlate with fetal or neonatal outcomes) 5) Diagnosis of infection in newborns 6) Therapy in pregnancy, postnatal therapy and prevention

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prenatal diagnosis, congenital infection, cytomegalovirus, viral load, amniotic fluid
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 618 Altri rami della medicina; Ginecologia e ostetricia, Pediatria, Geriatria > 618.3 Malattie e complicazioni della gravidanza
Depositing User: Gianni Aiello
Date Deposited: 20 May 2013 16:18
Last Modified: 20 May 2013 16:18

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