Salud Pública de México
Print version ISSN 0036-3634
NOYOLA, Daniel E et al. Congenital cytomegalovirus infection in newborn infants from the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2011, vol.53, n.6, pp. 513-515. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342011000600007.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of congenital cytomegalovirus infection in newborn infants included in the neonatal screening program coordinated by the State Health Services in San Luis Potosí. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated the presence of cytomegalovirus in blood samples stored in filter paper. RESULTS: Cytomegalovirus was detected in 10 (0.68%) of the 1 457 samples included in the study. There were no differences in the characteristics of infants with congenital infection compared to those without infection. CONCLUSIONS: It is necessary to increase awareness of health professionals regarding the prevalence and impact of congenital cytomegalovirus infection.
Keywords : cytomegalovirus; cytomegalovirus infections; neonatal screening; Mexico.