Outcome of confirmed symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection

M. E.B. Ramsay, E. Miller*, Catherine Peckham

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    Abstract

    Sixty five neonates with confirmed symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection were followed up prospectively until they were 3 to 4 year of age. Twenty nine children (45%) had neurological impairment of whom 22 had gross motor or psychomotor abnormalities; in the remaining seven sensorineural deafness was the main abnormality. Infants who had had neurological signs during the neonatal period had a worse prognosis than those who had not, with 16/22 (73%) and 13/43 (30%) having neurological deficit at follow up, respectively. Our results indicate that the prognosis for infants with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection is better than previously reported.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1068-1069
    Number of pages2
    JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
    Volume66
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1991

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