Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection

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Abstract

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection is the most common congenital infection in neonates in the USA, affecting approximately 0.5–1.5 % of all live births and 30,000–40,000 newborns annually. Congenital infections result from transplacental transmission of cytomegalovirus (CMV).

Keywords

Migration Anemia Alanine Bilirubin Thrombocytopenia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical GeneticsShriners Hospitals for ChildrenShreveportUSA
  2. 2.Perinatal and Clinical Genetics, Department of PediatricsLSU Health Sciences CenterShreveportUSA

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