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Iran South Med J 2016, 18(6): 1171-1178 Back to browse issues page
Cytomegalovirus infection in NICU admitted neonates in Boushehr
Maryam Sanjideh1, Sirous Naeimi1, Maryam Moradi Nasab2, Roya Moradi2, Katayon Vahdat3
1- Department of biology, Kazeroon branch, Islamic Azad University, Kazeroon, Iran
2- The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
3- The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran , vahdatk@gmail.com
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Background: Cytomegalovirus is the most prevalent cause of congenital infections and the most important cause of congenital deafness. Which it's spread is about 0.64% of all birth which differ based on geolocation, race and socioeconomically situations. This proposal accomplished in the end of July until middle of February 2014 with the goal of studying Cytomegalovirus infection distribution among newborns who are hospitalized in Bushehr Shohadaye Khalij Fars hospital NICU.

Material & Method: 80 urine samples were collected between July until February 2014 in NICU of Bushehr Khalij Fars hospitalized neonates. Samples were tested by PCR method on urine samples to find if they are infected by cytomegalovirus.

Results: Mean age of neonates was 30.59±9.30 days. Only one newborn under 30 days had Cytomegalovirus and 11 cases older than 30 days had positive reaction. The relation between age and CMV seropositivity was statistically valid (p<0.05).this means only 1.2% of newborns are CMV and 55% are older than 1 month.

Conclusion: The pattern of CMV seropositivity shows that most infections may be acquired from environment. According to low prevalence of congenital CMV infection, there is no need to introduce preventive methods and following present guidelines is enough.

Keywords: Human Cytomegalovirus, Congenital infection, Neonatal ICU, PCR
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Pediatrics
Received: 2015/07/26 | Accepted: 2015/11/15 | Published: 2015/12/22



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