Diagnosis and counseling of fetal and neonatal HCMV infection

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Fetal HCMV infection is investigated by amniocentesis when a maternal primary infection is diagnosed or ultrasound (US/MRI) abnormalities are observed. In fetal blood, prognostic markers of symptomatic congenital infection may be evaluated for parental counseling. At birth, viral load measurement in body fluids may correlate with long-term sequelae, but the prognostic accuracy of symptomatic infection increases when maternal, fetal, and neonatal parameters are combined.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEarly Human Development
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Congenital infection
  • HCMV
  • Prognostic markers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Medicine(all)


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