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Citomegalovirus infection neonatal

A Alarcón Allen, F Baquero-Artigao
Postnatal cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in the newborn can occur from exposure to maternal cervical secretions during birth, ingestion of breast milk, transfusion of blood products or transmission by body fluids of infected people. Breast milk is the main source of infection, given the high rate of CMV-positive mothers excreting CMV in milk. Freezing reduces the risk of CMV transmission by breastfeeding, although it does not eliminate it completely. Pasteurisation prevents such transmission, but it can alter the immunological properties of breast milk...
January 2011: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
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