We report the case of a woman whose two consecutive pregnancies resulted in intrauterine fetal death due to severe congenital cytomegalovirus infection. In both pregnancies, congenital cytomegalovirus infection was prenatally diagnosed on the basis of detection of cytomegalovirus DNA and specific IgM in cord blood. This case suggests that severe congenital cytomegalovirus infection can occur even in seropositive healthy women.
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Accepted: June 23, 2000
Received in revised form: May 26, 2000
Received: March 27, 2000
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