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.

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

LANARI, MARCELLO;CAPRETTI, MARIA GRAZIA;LAZZAROTTO, TIZIANA;PIGNATELLI, SARA;DAL MONTE, PAOLA;LANDINI, MARIA PAOLA;FALDELLA, GIACOMO
2008

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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.
Lanari M; Capretti MG; Lazzarotto T; Gabrielli L; Pignatelli S; Dal Monte P; Landini MP; Faldella G
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