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Seroconversion for Cytomegalovirus Infection During Pregnancy and Fetal Infection in a Highly Seropositive Population: ``The BraCHS Study{''}

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Mussi-Pinhata, Marisa M. [1] ; Yamamoto, Aparecida Y. [1] ; Aragon, Davi C. [1] ; Duarte, Geraldo [2] ; Fowler, Karen B. [3] ; Boppana, Suresh [3] ; Britt, William J. [3]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Dept Pediat, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Dept Gynecol & Obstet, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Alabama Birmingham, Dept Pediat, Birmingham, AL - USA
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Infectious Diseases; v. 218, n. 8, p. 1200-1204, OCT 15 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 5

We determined the risk of seroconversion in seronegative pregnant women living in a high seroprevalence population. Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-immunoglobulin G reactivity was determined at the 1st trimester in all women and sequentially for seronegative women. A total of 1915 of 1952 (98.1%; 95% confidence interval {[}CI], 97.4%-98.7%) women were seropositive, and 36 (1.8%; 95% CI, 1.3%-2.6%) were seronegative. Five of the 36-seronegative women seroconverted for a cumulative rate of 13.9% (95% CI, 4.8%-30.6%). Congenital CMV infection was diagnosed in 1 of 36 infants (2.8%; 95% CI, 0.5%-63.9%) born to seronegative women compared with 8 of 1685 (0.5%; 95% CI, 0.2%-1.0%) infants born to seropositive mothers. Even with a high risk of primary infection in seronegative women, most CMV-infected infants were born to women with pre-existing seroimmunity. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/06579-0 - Brazilian congenital cytomegalovirus, hearing and maternal secondary infection study (BraCHS Study)
Grantee:Marisa Marcia Mussi
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants