Cytomegalovirus | Complications

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What are the complications of CMV for pregnant women?

If a pregnant woman transmits CMV to her unborn baby, miscarriage, stillbirth or death of the newborn may occur. Newborns who survive are at an increased risk for hearing loss and mental disability. However, only 1% of newborns who are infected with CMV during pregnancy experience problems from the virus. Most are born healthy or with only mild CMV symptoms.

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Cytomegalovirus by GH Taylor, M.D. (American Family Physician February 01, 2003, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20030201/519.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 07/13
Created: 04/03

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