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Can cytomegalovirus infections cause complication in my pregnancy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Many have had CMV long before they ever become pregnant and are thus immune. Exposure to CMV during pregnancy would not be a problem. If you have it for the first time during pregnancy, the baby gets it too and the effect varies with the timing. It could cause miscarriage, generalized fetal infection and brain damage. In milder cased it can cause severe hearing loss.

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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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