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Volume 13, Number 11—November 2007


Primary versus Nonprimary Cytomegalovirus Infection during Pregnancy, Israel

Galia Rahav*1Comments to Author , Rinat Gabbay*, Asher Ornoy*†, Svetlana Shechtman†, Judith Arnon†, and Orna Diav-Citrin†
Author affiliations: *Hadassah Medical Center–Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel; †Israel Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel;

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Table 1

Outcome of pregnancies by type of CMV infection*

Outcome of pregnancy Primary infection (%) Nonprimary infection (%) Total p value
Live birth 51 (58.0) 97 (80.8) 148 <0.001
ETOP* 30 (34.0) 21 (17.5) 51 0.006
Miscarriage† 7 (8.0) 2 (1.7) 9 0.038
Total 88 120 208

*CMV, cytomegalovirus; ETOP, elective termination of pregnancy. Thirty ETOP were performed during the first trimester, 21 between the 21st and 23rd weeks of pregnancy.
†Mean gestational age of miscarried fetuses was 7 wk.

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1Current affiliation: Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel