Detection of measles virus by reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction in a placenta

Shikma Bar-On, Yifat Ochshorn, Ora Halutz, Yair Aboudy, Ariel Many*

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Abstract

Introduction.Measles virus (MV) during pregnancy is associated with maternal morbidity and mortality and can put the fetus and newborn at risk of a wide range of complications. Reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for detecting MV in the placenta has not been reported. Case.A case of RT-PCR detection of MV in the placenta of a 38-year-old woman who presented with premature rupture of membranes at 16 weeks' gestation is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-937
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Measles
  • PCR
  • placenta
  • pregnancy

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