Cytomegalovirus and the management of the congenitally infected child
Congenital cytomegalovirus is a well-established cause of handicap affecting around 250 children a year in the UK. This figure is based on an estimated infection rate of about 3–4 per 1000 births in a British population. With about 750 000 births a year in the UK, around 2500 infants are likely to be infected and about 10% of these are likely to be handicapped as a result of that infection. Their disabilities would include predominantly bilateral moderate-toprofound sensorineural deafness, cerebral palsy and mental retardation.
KeywordsHearing Loss Cerebral Palsy Sensorineural Hearing Loss Infected Child Genital Herpes
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