Congenital cytomegalovirus is also known as or subsumes Cytomegalic inclusion disease, Intrauterine cytomegalovirus infection, and Prenatal cytomegalovirus. -ed.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a ubiquitous agent responsible for most intrauterine infections. Besides well-known symptoms and findings such as hearing loss and microcephaly, congenital cytomegalovirus infection can also underlie certain cerebral anomalies and static leukodystrophies. In this update, Drs. Elena Grebenciucova and Raymond Roos of the University of Chicago, discuss uncommon presentations of asymptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus, predicted outcomes of congenital multi-strain cytomegalovirus infection, and updates on potential cytomegalovirus vaccines.