Cytomegalovirus excretion in pregnant and nonpregnant women

C. Y. Shen*, S. F. Chang, M. S. Yen, H. T. Ng, E. S. Huang, Cheng-Wen Wu Lee

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Cervical and urinary excretion of cytomegalovirus by Taiwanese women was identified by the presence of a cytomegalovirus-specific immediate-early gene sequence amplified by the polymerase chain reaction. Excretion rates during the first trimester of pregnancy resembled rates for nonpregnant women. As pregnancy proceeded, the cervical excretion rate increased from 13 to 40% and the urinary excretion rate increased from 1 to 13%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1635-1636
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993

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