Tip 155: acquired CMV

CMV can be acquired in the neonate (rather than congenital) due to transmission in breast-milk. This is more likely to be symptomatic (hepatitis and pneumonitis) in more premature babies.

Reference: Goelz, R., Meisner, C., Bevot, A., Hamprecht, K., Kraegeloh-Mann, I., & Poets, C. F. (2013). Long-term cognitive and neurological outcome of preterm infants with postnatally acquired CMV infection through breast milk. Archives of Disease in Childhood-Fetal and Neonatal Edition98(5), F430-F433.

Previously published: 19/08/14

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