Journal article

Perinatal outcome after maternal primary cytomegalovirus infection in the first trimester: a practical update and counseling aid

Lisa Hui, Gillian Wood

Prenatal Diagnosis | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common cause of congenital infection with approximately 0.5% of pregnant women in developed countries seroconverting during pregnancy. In utero transmission occurs in about one third of women who develop primary infection in the first trimester, and these fetuses are at risk for adverse perinatal outcomes and long-term neurological complications. The great promise of a prenatal therapy to reduce fetal infection after maternal primary CMV infection has not been realized to date. The prediction of CMV sequelae is particularly challenging for clinicians because of the heterogeneity of the published literature, the wide spectrum of perinatal outcomes, the adjust..

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