Diagnosis and treatment of cytomegalovirus infection in pregnant women and newborns
Cytomegalovirus infection (CMVI) is a common cause of intrauterine pathology and serious diseases in newborns and infants. In older children CMVI can lead to psychomotor development delays, cognitive disorders and marked hearing impairment. This review article presents clinical evidence, antenatal and intranatal CMVI diagnostics algorithms, pregnant women and newborns with active CMVI treatment strategies, as well as indications for administration of intravenous CMV immunoglobulin in pregnant women and newborns, ganciclovir and valganciclovir in suspension in newborns,infants and young children.
Keywords:cytomegalovirus infection (CMVI), pregnancy, newborns, CMV immunoglobulin
Neonatology: News, Opinions, Training. 2017; (3): 70-82.