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Congenital Cytomegalovirus

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Congenital Cytomegalovirus

Topics: | "Blue Muffin" Syndrome | CMV | Cytomegalic Inclusion Disease | Cytomegalovirus | Torch Syndrome |

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Notes per Visitors  
Cytomegalovirus ... infected the majority of the adult US population ... demonstrated by the presence of antibodies in the serum of most adults ... infection remains latent (is not active) ... causes mild to no symptoms at all ... this virus ... can be life-threatening in immune compromised people, notably babies ... It is part of the group of TORCH agents (Toxoplasmosis, Rubella, CMV, and Herpes simplex) ... shown to cause significant problems in pregnancy. Women with active CMV infections (who have acquired the virus while pregnant) can pass the virus to their unborn child ... increased risk for ... enlarged spleen and liver (heptosplenomegaly), as well as problems with hearing, coordination, and mental abilities, and in rare cases, even death ... CMV is commonly transferred by saliva ...

Congenital Cytomegalovirus
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases , February 6, 2006
Visitor Comments "... a good source of information ..."

Cytomegalovirus, splenomegaly
Donna Chriss-Price et al,, 2004
Cytomegalovirus preferentially invades the salivary glandsand, in infants, the germinal matrix, but can infect other organ cells with development of characteristic cytoplasmic or nuclear inclusion bodies ... Prognosis: Neonatal symptomatology of microcephaly, intracranial abnormalities, and seizures are poor prognostic signs. Previous longitudinal studies have indicated that the majority of symptomatic infants have permanent visual, motor, or intelletual disabilities ...

National Congenital CMV Disease Registry
Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, September 19, 2006
CMV Updates ... What is the National CMV Registry? ...

What Everyone Should Know About CMV
Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, September 20, 2006

Citomegalovirus y Embarazo
Visitor Comments [Spanish]
El citomegalovirus (CMV) es una infección viral de la familia del herpes muy frecuente en el adulto y que habitualmente no presenta síntomas, aunque eventualmente puede tener fiebre, faringitis y disnea. La infección se expande rápidamente de persona a persona por la saliva, secreciones cérvico vaginales, semen, sangre, orina y en Estados Unidos su prevalencia puede llegar a ser entre 50 y 80%. Los recién nacidos el 1% están infectados ...

Infecciones por citomegalovirus
Ana Gloria Díaz Martínez et al., Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr v.14 n.3 Ciudad de La Habana mayo-jun. 1998
Visitor Comments [Spanish]
Se ofrece una revisión actualizada sobre la infección por citomegalovirus a partir de la consulta de artículos referidos de 1990 a 1996 en las bases de datos MEDLINE, LILACS, Literatura Cubana de Medicina y Noticias de Salud. Se revisaron 37 artículos. Se abordan los aspectos más importantes de las manifestaciones clínicas, el diagnóstico, el tratamiento, así como la prevención y los métodos de control para evitar las enfermedades citomegálicas ...

Cytomegalovirus infection
I.B.I.S. Birth Defects, August 4, 2002
Visitor Comments [Ukrainian]
A fact sheet in Ukrainian for parents.
Mechanism of infection transmission ... Cytomegalovirus and pregnancy ... Clinical forms of congenital cytomegalovirus infection ... Complications ... Diagnosis ... Treatment


Last Updated: 2008/3/10


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