placental transmission


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placental transmission

The transmission of substances in the mother's blood to the blood of the fetus by way of the placenta.
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These mechanisms include contact transmission, airborne transmission, placental transmission, fomite transmission, and arthropod transmission:
* Placental transmission occurs from mother to offspring and is a form of direct transmission.
Common modes of transmission include saliva, tears, milk, urine, stools, blood and bodily fluids, and organ transplant.5,10 Congenital HCMV infection (placental transmission) can result from primary or secondary (reactivation or re-infection) maternal infection occurring anytime during pregnancy.