Congenital cytomegalovirus infection in pediatric hearing loss.

  title={Congenital cytomegalovirus infection in pediatric hearing loss.},
  author={Stephanie Misono and Kathleen C. Y. Sie and Noel S Weiss and Meei-li Huang and Michael A. Boeckh and Susan J Norton and Bevan Yueh},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={137 1},
OBJECTIVES To compare the prevalence of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in Washington State in children with hearing loss (HL) and the general population and to compare the characteristics of HL in children with and without congenital CMV infection. DESIGN Matched case-control; case cohort. SETTING Regional pediatric hospital, Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH). PATIENTS Cases were children 4 years and older with HL born in Washington State. Control individuals… CONTINUE READING