Cytomegalovirus seroprevalence and birth prevalence of congenital CMV infection in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A single-center experience
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal — Arapović J, Rajič B, Pati S, et al. | January 14, 2020
Researchers investigated cytomegalovirus (CMV) seroprevalence and the congenital CMV (cCMV) prevalence in Bosnia and Herzegovina via testing 5,222 sera samples from patients seen at the University Clinical Hospital Mostar were tested for CMV IgG from March 2010 to February 2019. Outcomes revealed the overall CMV IgG prevalence of 81.4%. The prevalence was significantly higher among females (84.9%) vs males (77.0%); an increase in the rate was noted from 50.8% in the 1 to 5 years group to 97.7% in the group > 65 years old. The prevalence of cCMV was lower in a highly CMV seropositive population, compared with that inscribed from other low/middle-income countries populations. At 18 months, symptomatic infection or sensorineural hearing loss was not identified in any of the infected infants.