Persistent 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.
Because 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.
Recognition 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.
A 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.