A 30-year-old female asked:
what happens if one month old newborn contracts cmv at this age? i have read about effects in womb but cant find any on catching it at 1 month old
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Mild illness if any: CMV is a virus which targets the immature nerves in the fetal brain as well as other organs. While it can be devastating if acquired as a fetus, infection in a term newborn or later rarely produces recognized illness or problems. Infants born prematurely that get it immediately have risk proportional to the degree of prematurity.
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
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