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A Sousa Martins

Cytomegalovirus Identification in Blood and Urine of Newborns by Nested Polymerase Chain Reaction

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.378
Pages: 
291–4
Synopsis: 
Identification of cytomegalovirus in newborns (congenital) by molecular biology methods polymerase chain reaction was more feasible using urine collection which is less invasive. The procedure, though laborious, is less expensive and more efficient compared to the use blood or blood culture.

 

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Knowing the frequency of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in newborn admitted to the Division of Neonatology, analysed by nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA detection differences in blood and urine specimens.

Methods:  The study was carried out for eight months. Newborns (n = 520) hospitalized in five hospitals in Campo Grande-MS were CMV checked. 

Accepted: 
12 Dec, 2014
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e-Published: 07 May, 2015
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