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Can a fetus acquire cytomegalovirus without knowing?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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