Update on congenital cytomegalovirus infection: Prenatal prevention, newborn diagnosis, and managementThe Canadian Paediatric Society (2020)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the leading cause of congenital infection and the most common cause of non-genetic sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in childhood. Although most infected infants are asymptomatic at birth, the risk for SNHL and other neurodevelopmental morbidity makes congenital CMV (cCMV) a disease of significance. Adherence to hygienic measures in pregnancy can reduce risk for maternal CMV infection. The prompt identification of infected infants allows early initiation of surveillance and management. A multidisciplinary approach to management is critical to optimize outcomes in affected infants.
Keywords: Congenital infection; Cytomegalovirus (CMV); Neurodevelopmental sequelae; Polymerase chain reaction (PCR); Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL); Valganciclovir
Publication DateSeptember, 2020
Citation InformationMichelle Barton-Forbes, A. Michael Forrester and Jane McDonald. "Update on congenital cytomegalovirus infection: Prenatal prevention, newborn diagnosis, and management" The Canadian Paediatric Society (2020)
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