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Congenital cytomegalovirus infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8674570     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Congenital cytomegalovirus is the most common viral infection affecting approximately 1% of newborns. The virus can be transmitted to the fetus during both primary and recurrent infection. Although most of the infants are asymptomatic at birth, up to 15% develop late complications. The annual cost of treating cytomegalovirus infection complications in the USA is two billion US dollars. Many issues regarding cytomegalovirus infection such as routine screening, antenatal diagnosis and vaccination during pregnancy are unsettled and disputed. The aim of this article is to review the current literature on the subject and to draw some conclusions. DESIGN: Review of the current literature. CONCLUSIONS: At present, it appears that there is no indication for routine prenatal screening, while other issues, such as the most accurate method for antenatal diagnosis and the indications for pregnancy termination are, as yet, unsettled.
Y Daniel; I Gull; M R Peyser; J B Lessing
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-14     Completed Date:  1996-08-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology A, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Cytomegalovirus Infections / complications,  congenital*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  economics,  prevention & control
Infant, Newborn
Prenatal Diagnosis
United States
Viral Vaccines
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Viral Vaccines

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