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My daughter was born with CMV the virus was only 200% at 3months old in the blood count. Will she be able normal? Takes Valcyte (valganciclovir) n now blood count 495

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Hard to be sure

When mom has her first ever CMV infection in pregnancy, the outcome is very time sensitive.
The earlier in pregnancy the more likely to have serious impact. Later in pregnancy it has less effect and worries focus on hearing damage.Your numbers under treatment looks good & you are doing all you can.I would enroll in an early childhood intervention plan and monitor hearing every few months.

In brief: Hard to be sure

When mom has her first ever CMV infection in pregnancy, the outcome is very time sensitive.
The earlier in pregnancy the more likely to have serious impact. Later in pregnancy it has less effect and worries focus on hearing damage.Your numbers under treatment looks good & you are doing all you can.I would enroll in an early childhood intervention plan and monitor hearing every few months.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Clarene Cress
Pediatrics

In brief: High probability

If an infant is asymptomatic at birth and viral count is low, then outcome looks good, but continue medical care and monitoring.
See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19478688 or http://www.uptodate.com/contents/cytomegalovirus-infection-and-disease-in-newborns-infants-children-and-adolescents/abstract/18

In brief: High probability

If an infant is asymptomatic at birth and viral count is low, then outcome looks good, but continue medical care and monitoring.
See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19478688 or http://www.uptodate.com/contents/cytomegalovirus-infection-and-disease-in-newborns-infants-children-and-adolescents/abstract/18
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Dr. Clarene Cress
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