Progressive hearing loss in infants with asymptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection.

@article{Williamson1992ProgressiveHL,
  title={Progressive hearing loss in infants with asymptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection.},
  author={William D Williamson and Gail J Demmler and Alan K. Percy and Francis I Catlin},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1992},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={862-6}
}
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a major public health problem because 30,000 to 40,000 neonates with the infection are born each year in the United States. Although 90% of the congenitally infected infants are asymptomatic at birth, evidence is accumulating that these infants are at risk for audiologic, neurologic, and developmental sequelae. The current study describes the audiologic outcome of 59 infants with asymptomatic congenital CMV infection compared with 26 control infants… CONTINUE READING
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