CONGENITAL CYTOMEGALOVIRUS INFECTION

2 Feb
2010

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most frequent congenital infection worldwide and is diverse in its clinical manifestations. The fetus can be infected by either a newly acquired (primary) maternal infection or a recurrent (reactivated) maternal infection. The likelihood of fetal infection and the risk of associated damage and sequelae is higher after a primary infection. Although most congenitally infected infants are asymptomatic at birth, congenital CMV infection is a leading cause of sensorineural hearing loss, mental retardation, and neurologic deficits. canadian pharmacy viagra

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