January 1978

Isolation of Cytomegalovirus From Cerebrospinal Fluid of a Congenitally Infected Infant

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport (Dr Jamison), and the Department of Pediatrics, Willis-Knighton Memorial Hospital, Shreveport (Dr Hathorn).

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(1):63-64. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120260065016

• The isolation of cytomegalovirus (CMV) from the CSF of an infant with congenital disease is documented. Samples of urine sediments and CSF were inoculated into tissue cultures of human foreskin fibroblast cells. Cytopathology was evident within 48 hours in those tubes inoculated with CSF. The urine cultures were later positive. All viral isolates were identified by complement fixation tests using known positive CMV antiserum.

(Am J Dis Child 132:63-64, 1978)