Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection After Recurrent Maternal Infection: Report of a Case

  • Özgür Olukman
  • Demet Tümay
  • Kubilay Ar
  • Gürol Yendur
  • Sükrü Cangar

Turk J Obstet Gynecol 2005;2(2):139-142

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a double- stranded DNA virus in the Herpesvirus family, and it is a common cause of congenital viral infections. Congenital CMV infection is transmitted from the mother with viremia to the fetus via the placenta. Disease may result from a primary or recurrent maternal infection but the former is a common cause of severe disease. The risk for fetal infection is grater in primary maternal infection. We report a newborn infant with symptomatic congenital CMV infection associated with recurrent maternal infection.

Keywords: congenital cytomegalovirus infection, newborn, recurrent maternal infection\r\n