Study of the Transmission of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection From Mother to Foetus

Brief Title

Study of the Transmission of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection From Mother to Foetus

Official Title

Study of Maternal-foetal Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Transmission

Brief Summary

      This study is designed to evaluate maternal virological and immunological parameters to
      determine their ability to predict congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. When a
      pregnant woman is infected with CMV, her immune system (which protects her from infection) is
      activated and the virus can be found in the woman's bodily fluids (blood, saliva, urine,
      vaginal secretions). The aim of this study is to find out if there is a link between either
      the pregnant woman's immune response or the presence of the virus in these bodily fluids and
      the child/foetus being infected with the virus.

Study Type


Primary Outcome

Number of Subjects With Any Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Congenital Infection


Infections, Cytomegalovirus


Blood sample

Study Arms / Comparison Groups

 CMV Mothers' Group
Description:  Pregnant subjects with confirmed primary CMV infection.


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Recruitment Information

Recruitment Status


Estimated Enrollment


Start Date

December 9, 2010

Completion Date

June 17, 2015

Primary Completion Date

November 6, 2013

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          -  Subjects who the investigator believes that they can and will comply with the
             requirements of the protocol .

          -  A pregnant female, 18 years of age or older at the time of study enrolment.

          -  Women with confirmed primary CMV infection.

          -  Written informed consent obtained from the subject.

        Exclusion Criteria:

          -  Chronic administration of immunosuppressants or other immune-modifying drugs within
             six months prior to study entry.

          -  Concurrently participating in another clinical study, at any time during the study
             period, in which the subject has been or will be exposed to an investigational or a
             non-investigational pharmaceutical product.

          -  Previous vaccination against CMV infection.

          -  Any confirmed or suspected immunosuppressive or immunodeficient condition, based on
             medical history or physical examination

          -  Major congenital defects, serious chronic illness or organ transplantation.

          -  Administration of immunoglobulins and/or any blood products within the three months
             preceding study enrolment or during the pregnancy.

          -  Documented Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive subject.

          -  Gestational age of more than 34 weeks, as determined by foetal ultrasound.




18 Years - N/A

Accepts Healthy Volunteers



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Location Countries


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Administrative Informations



Organization ID


Responsible Party


Study Sponsor


Study Sponsor

GSK Clinical Trials, Study Director, GlaxoSmithKline

Verification Date

May 2020