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Does Cytomegalovirus Cause Neurologic Deficits In Child
What is the likelihood that my child will be born premature if I have a cytomegalovirus infection?
Unlikely, but...: CMV infections are often asymptomatic in mothers and if acquired for the first time early in pregnancy, may in some cases lead to serious newborn effects. The majority of children of CMV + moms will be asymptomatic or unaffected, but about 10% will have a certain tye of hearing loss, dental problems and/or temporary infalmmation of the eye. If you have acute CMV during pregnancy, confer with a maternal fetal medicine specialist about potential interventions to protect the unborn baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: CMV is a viral infection that can occur for the first time during pregnancy & produce effects based on timing.If acquired late in pregnancy, the infant may show no signs initially, but develop related hearing loss in the months after birth.In early to mid pregnancy the germ can injure sensitive brain cells & cause more significant damage.If CMV was experienced before pregnancy, the infant is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What neurological condition would cause a person to revert to child-like state and reverse sleep cycle? Almost certain it is dementia
More information: You're correct, people with dementia may appear to be childlike and have changes in their sleep cycle. The only way to be sure is through medical and neuropsychological evaluation. Proper diagnosis is important. If it is dementia, there may be medications and other recommendations that can help address sleep and behavior changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurology question. Using my arm right a lot has caused, pain, twitches and permanent numbness. This started back in the 1970's when i began painting lessons a a child & started to use my rt arm a lot. Sharp pain in underside of rt forearm from elbow towa
I'm : I'm sorry to hear of your problem. I have a few questions that need to be addressed to better help you. Did you have a MRI of the cervical spine and emg? If so, what did they show? The prior doctor sounds as if he/she was describing a brachial plexopathy. While that might be the case your presentation would be odd. True neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (tos) is more commonly seen in women when congenital. More common is a traumatic cause (i.e. Motorcycle accident, gunshot wound...). The differential diagnosis includes median nerve entrapment at the pronator teres muscle and/or carpal tunnel syndrome. Wasting is a concern and should cause you to have this addressed as some of these conditions are treatable. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 24mg taken at 32 weeks pregnancy cause development or neurological delays in my unborn child?
No, a single course : of antenatal steroids is considered to be the least risky and most effective treatment for avoiding breathing problems and other complications in premature babies. One study showed fluctuations in fetal heart rate for 4-7 days & some moms have side effects, but no adverse impact on infant development has been found. ...Read more
Primary infection: If a women acquires CMV infection during pregnancy, the virus infects the fetus and causes severe injury to multiple organs and may cause fetal death. If a woman get CMV infections, as most of us do during childhood, and becomes pregnant later, the fetus is not affected, even though the virus persists in the body of the woman for the rest of her life. ...Read more
Can a cytomegalovirus (cmv) infection cause intense rib and chest pain that lasts for up to 6 weeks?
Yes: I can only relate to vestibular neuritis and yes it is virtually always a viral infection of the vestibular nerve or the ganglion cells of the vestibular nerve. Cytomegalovirus is one of the viruses that can cause this. It is usually a self limited disease and there is no specific treatment except for symptomatic relief. ...Read more
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