Cytomegalovirus

Disease

Causes

Cytomegalovirus is a herpes virus. It can happen to the baby during the early part of pregnancy, labor or delivery, and breastfeeding.
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Symptoms

  • Enlarged liver or spleen
  • Low birth weight
  • Premature birth
  • Feeding Problems
  • Rash
  • Seizures
  • Small size
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Characteristics

Hearing loss

Vision loss

Intellectual disabilities

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Treament

Babies born with CMV may be treated with Antiviral medicines.

All babies born with this disease need regular hearing and vision testing.

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Life expectancy

Their birth defect does not effect their life expectancy.
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3 important Facts

80% of children born with CMV don't have symptoms.

10% of babies have symptoms at birth.

Most babies aren't harmed by CMV.