Cytomegalovirus infection via mother's milk: could distinct virus strains determine different disease patterns in preterm twins?

New Microbiol 2008 Jan;31(1):131-5

Department of Gynecological, Ostetrical and Pediatric Sciences, Clinical Unit of Neonatology, St. Orsola Malpighi General Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

We describe a case of cytomegalovirus infection via the mother's milk in preterm twins who showed a different disease pattern. Molecular analyses to genotype the viral genome disclosed a mixed population of virus strains in the milk. These isolates were differentially transmitted to each of the twins and this may be responsible of the different patterns of disease.

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January 2008
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