Basic Summary for Infant Cytomegalic virus


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Main name of condition: Infant Cytomegalic virus
Other names or spellings: congenital CMV infection, congenital CMV


What is Infant Cytomegalic virus?
  Brief description of Infant Cytomegalic virus: A serious CMV viral infection in newborns.
  Parent types of Infant Cytomegalic virus: Cytomegalovirus, Viral diseases
How many people get Infant Cytomegalic virus?
  Incidence (annual) of Infant Cytomegalic virus: 6,000 babies
  Incidence Rate of Infant Cytomegalic virus: approx 1 in 45,333 or 0.00% or 6,000 people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Infant Cytomegalic virus: An estimated 6,000 babies each year develop life-threatening complications of congenital CMV infection at birth or suffer serious consequences later in life, including mental retardation, blindness, deafness, or epilepsy.1
How serious is Infant Cytomegalic virus?
  Prognosis of Infant Cytomegalic virus: With supportive treatment most infants with CMV disease usually survive. However, from 80% to 90% will have complications within the first few years of life that may include hearing loss, vision impairment, and varying degrees of mental retardation.2
  Complications of Infant Cytomegalic virus: see complications of Infant Cytomegalic virus
What causes Infant Cytomegalic virus?
  Class of Condition for Infant Cytomegalic virus: viral
What are the symptoms of Infant Cytomegalic virus?
  Symptoms of Infant Cytomegalic virus: see symptoms of Infant Cytomegalic virus

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID
2. excerpt from Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection: DVRD

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