Risk factors for and clinical outcome of congenital cytomegalovirus infection in a peri-urban West-African birth cohort.
BACKGROUND: Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most prevalent congenital infection worldwide. Epidemiology and clinical outcomes are known to vary with socio-economic background, but few data are available from developing countries, where the overall burden of infectious diseases is frequently high. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: As part of an ongoing birth cohort study in The Gambia among term infants, urine samples were collected at birth and tested by PCR for the presence o...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Peer review status:
- Peer reviewed
- Publisher's version
- Copyright holder:
- van der Sande et al.
- Copyright date:
- Copyright 2007 van der Sande et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Views and Downloads
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record