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Describe the disorder called an infection of the fetus with cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.).?

Describe the disorder called an infection of the fetus with cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.).?

CMV infection: Very rarely in pregnancy the fetus can get CMV infection. This infection rarely affect the baby. Worse case scenario could be some hearing problems and neuronal development. ...Read more

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Dr. John Botti
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Cmv Infection (Definition)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is an illness caused by infection with the cytomegalovirus. The virus can infect a wide range of organs, including the eyes, the digestive tract, ...Read more


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Can a fetus acquire cytomegalovirus without knowing?

They often do: If a woman never had a CMV infection prior to pregnancy, she is susceptible.Since the infection is often dismissed as a mild flu in adults, a mom may experience it during pregnancy, transmit it to the fetus & never know either had it until baby shown up with features of a congenital infection. If acquired late in pregnancy, the child may show few signs other than progressive hearing loss. ...Read more

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What are the tests for fetal CMV infection?

What are the tests for fetal CMV infection?

Viral cultures, etc: The diagnosis is mostly done by tissue and peripheral blood leukosytes. These can take weeks. Other tests, like urine and saliva are not reliable, and ab titers can take 4 weeks. ...Read more

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I've heard different things. What exactly is fetal CMV infection?

Virus infection: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an infection of the unborn baby which can produce low birth weight, occasionally spontaneous abortion. It can also produce microcephaly (small brain size), jaundice and other severe changes in the newborn. This is a common virus which is often routinely screened for in pregnant women. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mortality?

Death: Mortality is being susceptible to death. The mortality rate is the frequency at which people in a population die. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of plague?

What is the mortality rate of plague?

15% with treatment: The death rate from plague is about 50% without treatment. In the United States, with treatment, the death rate drops to about 15%. Most cases are bubonic plague. For pneumonic plague, the death rate is 100% without treatment. Pneumonic plague is a bad infection and is considered fatal if treatment is not started within 24 hours. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of burkitt's lymphoma?

What is the mortality rate of burkitt's lymphoma?

Many are cured: Lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) and Burkitt lymphoma (BL) are both aggressive lymphomas with a rapid rate of cell division. For patients who are able to receive intensive chemotherapy regimens and rituximab antibody, recent trials have reported sustained disease-free survival in 60-90% of patients. ...Read more

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Is there a way to improve the mortality rate for hie?

Is there a way to improve the mortality rate for hie?

Yes: Mortality from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (hie) has improved in recent years due to a variety of medical interventions, including having a skilled pediatric attendant at delivery, early recognition of hie and prompt stabilization, intensive care neonatology, and most recently hypothermia therapy. Overall, mortality rates for hie are around 20-25%. ...Read more

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Please describe the mortality rate for stroke victims?

Please describe the mortality rate for stroke victims?

Significant: Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the usa, and the most common cause of long-term disability. Rate of death is highly dependent on size, location, and duration of decreased blood flow, and too many variables to be specific, as each case varies. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of itp?

What is the mortality rate of itp?

Good: Most patients are able to recover platelet counts and have a mortality rate similar to the general population. For more details see this link. http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/content/97/9/2549.long. ...Read more

Mortality (Definition)

Mortality is being susceptible to death. The mortality rate is the frequency at which people ...Read more