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Risk factors for and clinical outcome of congenital cytomegalovirus infection in a peri-urban West-African birth cohort.

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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...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0000492

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van der Sande, MA More by this author
Jeffries, DJ More by this author
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Glaxo Smith Kline Biologicals More from this funder
Medical Research Council More from this funder
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
6
Pages:
Article: e492
Publication date:
2007
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:967e8ff3-9a8e-42cb-9ad8-80ae2b0507c2
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176613
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pubs:176613

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