[Investigation of human cytomegalovirus infection in 103 cases with history of abnormal pregnancy].Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke Za Zhi. 1991 Sep; 26(5):272-4, 322.ZF
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-IgG, IgM antibodies were detected by indirect ELISA in 103 serum specimens from women with history of abnormal pregnancy. The results showed that the positive rates of HCMV-IgG and IgM of abnormal pregnant women were 90.29% and 13.59% respectively. The positive rate of HCMV-IgM in abnormal pregnancies was higher than that of normal pregnancies (4.07%, P less than 0.001). This suggested that the probability of abnormal pregnancy in HCMV-IgM positive women was higher than the negative ones. Thus detecting HCMV-IgM by ELISA could be used not only in early diagnosis of active HCMV infection in pregnant women, but also a way to prevent this delivery of malformed babies.