Cytomegalovirus (CMV) – Congenital Infection in Neonates, WoS Guidelines

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Abstract

Congenital CMV is the leading non-genetic cause of sensorineural hearing loss. Worldwide, the birth prevalence of CMV is estimated at 7 per 1000 births. Approximately 10% of infected newborns are symptomatic at birth and of those around half will have significant impairment in their neurodevelopment. Of infants who are asymptomatic at birth approximately 15% go on to have long term sequelae including sensorineural hearing loss in childhood.

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