Prevalence of congenital cytomegalovirus infection in Nigeria: A pilot study

Bolajoko O. Olusanya, Tina M. Slusher, Suresh B. Boppana

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Abstract

Dried saliva specimens from 263 neonates in Lagos, Nigeria, were tested for cytomegalovirus (CMV) using real-time polymerase chain reaction. The results for 10 infants (3.8%, 95% confidence interval, 2.1-6.8) were found to be positive. Congenital CMV infection was not associated with any of the demographic or maternal factors including HIV. These data demonstrate the high prevalence of congenital CMV infection and the feasibility of CMV screening by real-time polymerase chain reaction testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-324
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2015

Keywords

  • congenital CMV
  • developing country
  • newborn screening
  • saliva PCR

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