Congenital cytomegalovirus infection: a cause of sensorineural hearing loss.

  title={Congenital cytomegalovirus infection: a cause of sensorineural hearing loss.},
  author={Catherine S. Peckham and Oded Stark and John Dudgeon and Julie A Martin and G Hawkins},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={62 12},
Prospective studies have suggested that about 108 children with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss are born each year in England and Wales; this represents about 12% of all children with congenital sensorineural hearing loss. Over a nine year period 1644 children aged between 6 months and 4 years who were attending the Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre were screened for CMV infection. The prevalence of CMV in the urine of children with… CONTINUE READING


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