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Transmission of cytomegalovirus via breast milk in extremely premature infants.
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PMID:  21164427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective:We prospectively evaluated the rate of postnatal cytomegalovirus (CMV) transmission through breast milk in extremely premature infants to address the impact of CMV infection on preterm infants during lactation.Study Design:A total of 25 mothers and 27 infants (two sets of twins) with birth weights <1000 g and/or gestational ages <28 weeks were enrolled in the study. They were mostly fed frozen-thawed breast milk. Breast milk, serum and urine samples were collected every 2 weeks and screened for CMV infection using the real-time polymerase chain reaction.Result:All of the 21 CMV-seropositive mothers had detectable CMV DNA in their breast milk, with a peak at 4 to 6 weeks postpartum. CMV infection was confirmed in only one infant (4.3%) who displayed almost no clinical symptoms.Conclusion:At our institutes, we mainly use frozen-thawed breast milk. We found low CMV transmission rates even in extremely premature infants, and the CMV-positive infant did not develop serious symptoms.Journal of Perinatology advance online publication, 16 December 2010; doi:10.1038/jp.2010.150.
S Hayashi; H Kimura; M Oshiro; Y Kato; A Yasuda; C Suzuki; Y Watanabe; T Morishima; M Hayakawa
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-16
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Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-5543     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2010-12-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatrics, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.
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