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Intravitreal ganciclovir for neonatal cytomegalovirus-associated retinitis: a case report.
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PMID:  23536045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a major cause of birth defects and childhood disorders in the United States. Retinitis occurs in 25% of infants with severely symptomatic congenital CMV and in ∼1% of asymptomatic infants. Intravitreal ganciclovir is recommended in adults with CMV retinitis (CMVR) refractory or noncompliant to intravenous therapy. No literature is available discussing the use of intravitreal ganciclovir for CMVR in neonates. We report a term neonate who received intravenous and intravitreal ganciclovir for treatment of CMVR. Three doses of intravitreal ganciclovir (2 mg per dose in each eye) were administered. Intravitreal injections of ganciclovir appeared to be well tolerated and improvement of the retinitis was appreciated. Intravitreal ganciclovir is an effective treatment of CMVR in adult acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients. We report one case of intravitreal ganciclovir in a term neonate with promising results.
A Oschman; V Murthy; R Kollipara; R Kenneth Lord; O Oluola
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1476-5543     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pharmacy, Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, MO, USA.
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