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Congenital Cytomegalovirus infection

Definition: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a double-stranded DNA virus and is a member of the Herpesviridae family. Congenital CMV infection is one of the TORCH infections (toxoplasmosis, other infections including syphilis, rubella, CMV, and HSV), which carry a risk of significant symptomatic disease and developmental defects in newborns. The clinical syndrome of congenital cytomegalic inclusion disease includes jaundice, splenomegaly, thrombocytopenia, intrauterine growth retardation, microcephaly, and retinitis.


Synonyms:

  • CMV