Fetal cytomegalovirus syndrome

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Fetal cytomegalovirus syndrome

Synonyms: Antenatal CMV infection | Antenatal cytomegalovirus infection | Mother-to-child transmission of cytomegalovirus syndrome

A fetopathy that is likely to occur when a cytomegalovirus (CMV) infected pregnant woman transmits the virus in utero. Children born with congenital CMV infection may present with hepatomegaly splenomegaly jaundice pneumonitis fetal growth retardation petechiae purpura and thrombocytopenia. Congenital CMV infection can equally result in major neurological sequelae including microcephaly intracranial calcifications sensorineural hearing loss chorioretinitis intellectual and motor disabilities and seizure disorders. CMV disease sequelae caused by a primary infection are usually more severe than those caused by the reactivation of a latent infection.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http: //www.orphadata.org. Data version October 2023.

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