By Abul K. Abbas MBBS, Andrew H. H. Lichtman MD PhD, Shiv Pillai MBBS PhD

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He noted that diagnostic virology is rapidly entering into the mainstream of clinical medicine. Several recent advances and/or developments contributed to this emergence of diagnostic virology, including the following. (i) Dramatic progress in antiviral therapy has increased the need for specific viral diagnoses. (ii) Technologic developments, especially molecular diagnostics, have provided new tools for viral diagnosis. (iii) The HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome epidemic has led to a greater number of patients at risk for opportunistic viral infections.

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The sensitivity will be as low as 50%). The presence of GBS in the maternal genital tract is the major determinant of both infection in the neonate and colonization of the newborn (10,12,14,15 and 16). Vertical transmission from mother to fetus occurs either via an ascending route in utero, most commonly with ruptured membrane (but occasionally with intact membranes), or by acquisition during passage through the birth canal intrapartum. The risk of transmission has been shown to range from 42% to 72% among neonates born to colonized mothers; approximately only 8% of infants born to noncolonized mothers become colonized (10,11,12 and 13).

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