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Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Dec;57 Suppl 4:S178-81. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit629.

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection: clinical outcome.

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Departments of Pediatrics.

Abstract

Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a leading cause of hearing loss and neurologic disabilities in children worldwide. Infants with symptomatic congenital CMV infection at birth are at significantly increased risk for developing adverse long-term outcomes. The vast majority of infants with congenital CMV infection have no clinical findings at birth (asymptomatic infants), and about 10%-15% of these children develop long-term sequelae. Currently, predictors of adverse outcome in asymptomatic congenital CMV infection are not known, and it is important that future studies address this issue.

KEYWORDS:

congenital; cytomegalovirus; outcome; sensorineural hearing loss

PMID:
24257422
PMCID:
PMC4471438
DOI:
10.1093/cid/cit629
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