Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ZIKV IgM in microcephaly positive infants (Lancet April 18, 2016)

An important contribution to the unfolding public health situation in Brazil appeared recently [1]; in this short report the authors present IgM values for 31 infants born with microcephaly from ca. Sept 12 to Oct 27, 2015. However, the authors present no quantitative analyses, so I've done a secondary analysis of these data:

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[1]. "Positive IgM for Zika virus in the cerebrospinal fluid of 30 neonates with microcephaly in Brazil" Marli Tenorio Cordeiro, Lindomar J Pena, Carlos A Brito, Laura H Gil, Ernesto T Marques