TORCH IgM test around 8th week with raised CMV.
had undergone TORCH IgM test around 8th week and it had raised CMV
1.2, where normal range is 0.8.
advised for repeat test in three different labs and finally we landed
with two tests positive and two tests negative and now it is 11th
confused what to do.
doctor said to undergo IgG and now she will decide on IgG basis.
guide me what to do.
is an acronym for a group of infectious diseases - (toxoplasmosis,
rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpes) that can cause illness in pregnant
women and birth defects in the baby.
profile looks for antibodies produced against diseases caused by microorganisms,
it is not carried out routinely, it is requested when there are specific
risk factors, such as when the pregnant woman lives with cats and
has been in contact with people infected with rubella.
profile allows acting against the risk that these infections may interfere
with fetal development.
of an active infection may require more specific tests.
are other laboratory tests that detect the possibility of abnormalities
in the baby.
tests are noninvasive; they pose no risk to the fetus, and are carried
out through a blood sample from the mother to determine the presence
of substances such as proteins, enzymes and hormones during pregnancy,
some substances of fetal origin and other of maternal origin.
in them may indicate abnormalities in the fetus and / or pregnancy.
substances are called biochemical markers.
is a variety of tests available that can be performed depending on
the stage or trimester of pregnancy.
during the first quarter are carried out between the 11th and 14th
week of pregnancy to detect the risk of Down syndrome.
positive test for IgM rubella antibodies may occur because the test
components cross react with other proteins in the body.
case of a false positive another IgG test to establish a baseline
level of antibody should be order to repeat the IgG test again in
2-3 weeks to look for a significant increase in the amount (titer)
present, which would indicate a recent rubella infection.
of a clinical case in 1998:
de 182 UA/ml (negative = < 15 UA/ml)
positive: 1.44 (positive value > 0.5).
of a repeated exam few days later:
> 250 UA/ml
positive (0.98) persists.
(development of detectable specific antibodies) is evident.
determined by the PCR technique, (Polymerase chain reaction) the DNA
for CMV in whole blood and urine with a result of the test being positive.
decides to continue the pregnancy.
fourth month of pregnancy there is a persistent positivity of CMV-IgG
An amniocentesis is performed to obtain amniotic fluid.
determined the CMV-DNA in amniotic fluid with negative results. The
amniotic fluid karyotype was normal, 46/XX.
performed on the 5th month of pregnancy shows a fetus of normal characteristics.
24, 1998, a normal child is born, normal to all neonatal examinations.
later the psychomotor development is completely normal, with hearing
tests and vision assessment tests completely normal.
in amniotic fluid for CMV through PCR technique appears to be the
other hand, based on the low incidence of children suffering real
sequela, and the appearance in the scientific literature for studies
where treatment is advocated in utero with "Ganciclovir"
, a consideration for pregnancy interruption for women who acquire
a primary CMV infection during pregnancy should be considered twice.
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