Review of cytomegalovirus seroprevalence and demographic characteristics associated with infection.

@article{Cannon2010ReviewOC,
  title={Review of cytomegalovirus seroprevalence and demographic characteristics associated with infection.},
  author={Michael Cannon and Diethard Schmid and Terri B. Hyde},
  journal={Reviews in medical virology},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={202-13}
}
Cytomegalovirus establishes a lifelong latent infection following primary infection that can periodically reactivate with shedding of infectious virus. Primary infection, reactivation and reinfection during pregnancy can all lead to in utero transmission to the developing fetus. Congenital CMV infections are a major cause of permanent hearing loss and neurological impairment. In this literature review, we found that CMV infection was relatively common among women of reproductive age, with… CONTINUE READING
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