Congenital cytomegalovirus

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By Banu Anlar MD

Congenital cytomegalovirus is also known as or subsumes Cytomegalic inclusion disease, Intrauterine cytomegalovirus infection, and Prenatal cytomegalovirus. -ed.

Cytomegalovirus 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 of unknown etiology. In this clinical article, Dr. Banu Anlar, Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurologist at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, presents new options and indications for treatment in congenital cytomegalovirus infection with central nervous system manifestations.