cytomegalovirus infection

Identifying new forms of infectious uveitis
Identifying new forms of infectious uveitisEvidence suggests more ophthalmologists should perform aqueous sampling and viral testing in hypertensive anterior uveitis cases.
Zika virus and microcephalyOn November 11, 2015, the Brazilian Ministry of Health declared a public emergency precipitated by reports of a 10-fold higher rate of fetal microcephaly occurring in these same Zika-affected states.
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Key points about 4 perinatal infectionsA commentary on ACOG Practice Bulletin Number 151: Cytomegalovirus, Parvovirus B19, Varicella Zoster, and Toxoplasmosis in Pregnancy.
SMFM Consult: Diagnosis and antenatal management of CMV infectionIn utero exposure to this common pathogen can have serious consequences for some infants.
Do not overlook CMV in children with SLEPersistent fever despite prednisone treatment accompanied by anemia and other characteristics may signal cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in children who have been diagnosed with pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (pSLE), a Canadian study suggests.
COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS: Hearing impairmentBecause even mild hearing impairment hinders children's verbal and social development, Dylan K. Chan, MD, PhD, urged attendees to screen newborns for cytomegalovirus (CMV)—the culprit in 15% to 20% of all congenital hearing loss (HL)—within 21 days of birth when indicated.
INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Diagnosis of CMVRecognition of the importance of diagnosing and treating congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in children early is fueling the development of faster diagnostic techniques, perhaps most notably, real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis.
CMV in LBW babies: And the culprit is…Blood transfusions and maternal breast milk are the main conduits for transmitting cytomegalovirus to very low-birth-weight babies. A new study identifies the primary source.
Hyperimmune globulin doesn’t prevent congenital CMVA randomized controlled trial (RCT) calls into question the benefit of administering hyperimmune globulin to pregnant women with primary cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) as a way to prevent intrauterine transmission. CMV is a major cause of morbidity and mortality.