Mona-Lisa Engman

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Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is one of the most common viral causes of congenital infections in high resource countries and a leading cause of hearing loss as well as an important contributor to neurodevelopmental disabilities in children. During early pregnancy, CMV has a teratogenic potential and may cause malformations such as migrational(More)
To estimate the burden of disease due to congenital toxoplasmosis in Sweden the incidence of primary infections during pregnancy and birth prevalence of congenital toxoplasmosis in 40,978 children born in two regions in Sweden was determined. Women possibly infected during pregnancy were identified based on: 1, detection of specific IgG based on neonatal(More)
BACKGROUND Neurologic sequelae, including cognitive deficits, after childhood tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and neuroborreliosis (NB) are not well-characterized. These infections are among the most common affecting the central nervous system in children and can be difficult to diagnose due to vague symptomatology. The aim of this study was to investigate(More)
Neonatal herpes simplex virus infection with involvement of the central nervous system is a serious disease with high morbidity, even with acyclovir therapy. The disability includes cerebral palsy and different aspects of cognitive dysfunction which are of utmost importance for the child's future habilitation. We conducted a descriptive cohort study to(More)
UNLABELLED Congenital toxoplasmosis may lead to severe visual impairment or neurological sequelae in the child. PURPOSE To study the severity of the primary and late ophthalmological dysfunction during a prospective incidence study of congenital toxoplasmosis in the Stockholm and Skåne counties. METHODS Blood collected on phenylketonuria (PKU) cards(More)
PURPOSE To describe a child with Muscle-Eye-Brain disease (MEB), one of three types of congenital muscular dystrophy associated with ocular abnormalities. METHODS Case report. RESULTS The child showed severe visual impairment due to progressive myopia and retinal degeneration, a pachygyria-type of migration disorder of the brain with a nodular cortical(More)
Retrospective evaluation of medical history and 3635 anti-TBE (tick-borne encephalitis) serologies during the years 2003-2008 indicates that childhood TBE is characterized by vague symptoms. Clinical findings suggest a nonspecific inflammatory disease with restricted encephalitic profile compared with adult TBE. Childhood TBE might elude diagnosis, which is(More)
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and neuroborreliosis (NB) are well-known central nervous system (CNS) infections in children. Childhood tick-borne CNS infections are generally described as mild conditions. However, this view has recently been challenged, and the natural course, including potential sequelae, has been debated. If the diseases present with(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the role of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection as a cause of various types of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in a group of nonsyndromic children with otherwise unknown aetiology of hearing loss. Furthermore, the occurrence of combined congenital CMV infection and connexin 26 (Cx26) mutations was(More)
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is asymptomatic in 90% of infected newborns but approximately 10-20% of these infants are at risk of developing sequelae later, mostly hearing deficit. The aims of the study were to investigate the prevalence of congenital CMV infection in a Swedish population of newborns and investigate the relative risk of(More)