Human cytomegalovirus infection and disorders of the nervous system.

  title={Human cytomegalovirus infection and disorders of the nervous system.},
  author={James F. Bale},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={41 3},
Infection with human cytomegalovirus (CMV) occurs in nearly 1% of live-born infants, and from 60% to 80% of the inhabitants of the United States acquire CMV infection by mid adulthood. While neurologic disorders do not develop in the majority of congenitally infected infants, congenital CMV infection can severely damage the developing nervous system, causing microcephaly, psychomotor retardation, seizures, and deafness. Furthermore, approximately 10% of infants who are asymptomatic at birth… CONTINUE READING


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