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What are the effects of CMV on the baby?

What are the effects of CMV on the baby?

Varies: Vast majority will have no symptoms with maternal infection and do fine. Of babies who do have congenital infection they may have low birth weight, rash, small head size, enlarged liver or spleen reaction, seizures, small head size, retardation, inflamed retina (eye) and vision loss or may seem fine at birth but present late with hearing loss, coordination problems or retardation. ...Read more

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Cytomegalovirus (cmv) during pregnancy? Problems with babies? Hi, i write, bcz I am concern. I got a blood test and even though the result was negative, i got that i had this CMV virus non recently and I am pregnant, so i'm afraid my baby can get an

Cytomegalovirus (cmv) during pregnancy? Problems with babies? Hi, i write, bcz I am concern. I got  a blood test and even though the result was negative, i got that i had this CMV virus non recently and I am pregnant, so i'm afraid my baby can get an

I : I can understand your concern, but you are doing all of the right things. I am glad you have seen the specialist, which sounds like an infectious disease specialist. I am glad you had follow up and that the repeat results were encouraging. It sounds like you are doing everything just right and have a very good, thorough team of doctors. Many women get various infections during pregnancy and may not even know it. It is good that you have been so diligent about this testing. ...Read more

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Can I have a baby if I have cmv?

Can I have a baby if I have cmv?

Most can: Most women have CMV in childhood and develop protective antibodies that will prevent problems during later pregnancies. If you have CMV as a non-pregnant adult, you will also develop antibodies that protect you/baby later. The scary time is if you get CMV for the first time while you are pregnant, as this can injure baby. ...Read more

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Is my unborn baby protected from cmv?

Is my unborn baby protected from cmv?

Depends on situation: The most burdensome problems with CMV occur when a mom gets infected during pregnancy & the virus gets into the baby during the blood phase of mom's illness. If mom had it as a child, she likely has protective antibodies that will prevent this from occurring.If tests prior to pregnancy show you cmv+, then its unlikely your kid will get it.If cmv-, avoid exposures to little kids that could have it. ...Read more

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What symptoms will a baby have if he is born with cmv?

What symptoms will a baby have if he is born with cmv?

Variable: These infants can be totally asymptomatic forever or develop gradual hearing loss over several months on the mild end. They could also be born with eye damage, calcified areas of brain damage, liver injury, etc. ...Read more

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Have I spread cytomegalovirus (cmv) to my baby?

Have I spread cytomegalovirus (cmv) to my baby?

Primary infection: The mother who somehow avoided CMV in her own childhood is susceptible to a primary infection at any time. If this is experianced during pregnancy, it can be passed to baby & the effect can be negligible or major, depending on the point in pregnancy & the fetus. ...Read more

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What does a positive CMV test result mean for my unborn baby?

What does a positive CMV test result mean for my unborn baby?

It depends: Hopefully, you have had CMV before your pregnancy. It can be dangerous to an unborn child if a woman acquires CMV while she is pregnant. Fortunately, most people are infected in their teens or younger. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if premee baby is o positive and need, blood , does it have to be CMV negative?

Could you tell me if premee baby is o positive and need, blood , does it have to be CMV negative?

Leuko-reduced: Most of the blood used for transfusion is leuko-reduced. CMV is carried by leukocytes and leuko-reduced blood is nearly as safe as CMV negative blood. ...Read more

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I have cmv with igg =500, igm = 1.02 , avidity = 90%(high avidity) with this shall i try for a baby?

I have cmv with igg =500, igm = 1.02 , avidity = 90%(high avidity) with this shall i try for a baby?

Yes: Your IgG level indicates a remote infection and your IgM level is low indicating no recent infection. All the best. ...Read more

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I had a previous history of CMV during childhood.now 24 nd 5 mon pregnant.currently not infectd.does my baby get CMV from past infectn?

See doctor: You have good protection against CMV from previous illness ,and now no new infection .Your baby will not get CMV infection .,from your past illness .talk to your doctor pn next visit ...Read more

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