Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection

Michelle P. Zappas, Sharon P. O'Neill, Courtney Rotz

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Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common intrauterine infection and is the leading nongenetic cause of sensorineural hearing loss and neurodevelopmental delays in the pediatric population. Despite its high prevalence and significant sequelae, congenital CMV in the pregnant woman and neonate often goes undiagnosed. We present the case of a 23-month-old child presenting with developmental delays and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss as a result of CMV and describe with this case report the clinical features, diagnosis, testing, management, and prognosis of congenital CMV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number104563
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2023


  • congenital infection
  • human cytomegalovirus
  • infectious disease
  • neurodevelopmental delays
  • sensorineural hearing loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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