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What happens to my child as a result of CMV infection?

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
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In brief: It depends

According to the match of dimes "cmv is the most common congenital (present at birth) infection in the United States.
Each year, about 40, 000 babies are born with CMV infection. Luckily, the virus does not harm most of them. But about 4, 000 of these babies develop mental retardation, learning disabilities, hearing loss, vision loss, or other disabilities as a result of CMV infection. ".

In brief: It depends

According to the match of dimes "cmv is the most common congenital (present at birth) infection in the United States.
Each year, about 40, 000 babies are born with CMV infection. Luckily, the virus does not harm most of them. But about 4, 000 of these babies develop mental retardation, learning disabilities, hearing loss, vision loss, or other disabilities as a result of CMV infection. ".
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Most likely nothing

More than half the children get CMV infection without any consequences.
A few may get a mono like illness. Cmv is a serious illness for the fetus, if a mother gets primary infection during pregnancy. CMV infection, new or old, can be troublesome in people with immune deficiency.

In brief: Most likely nothing

More than half the children get CMV infection without any consequences.
A few may get a mono like illness. Cmv is a serious illness for the fetus, if a mother gets primary infection during pregnancy. CMV infection, new or old, can be troublesome in people with immune deficiency.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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