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May 3, 2021

Dried Blood Spot Testing for Detection of Congenital Cytomegalovirus

Author Affiliations
  • 1Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Universidad Complutense, Instituto de Investigación Hospital 12 de Octubre (imas12). RECLIP, Madrid, Spain
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Materno-Infantil H.U.R Malaga, Spain
  • 3Microbiology Department, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Universidad Complutense, Instituto de Investigación Hospital 12 de Octubre (imas12), Madrid, Spain
JAMA Pediatr. 2021;175(8):865-866. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.0755

To the Editor We read with great interest the study performed by Dollard et al entitled “Sensitivity of Dried Blood Spot Testing for Detection of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection.”1 In this study, more than 12 000 children were screened for congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection by detection of DNA by CMV–polymerase chain reaction (CMV-PCR) in saliva and in dried blood spots (DBS).

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