Universal newborn screening for congenital CMV infection: what is the evidence of potential benefit?

@article{Cannon2014UniversalNS,
  title={Universal newborn screening for congenital CMV infection: what is the evidence of potential benefit?},
  author={Michael Cannon and Paul D. Griffiths and Van Aston and William D Rawlinson},
  journal={Reviews in medical virology},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={
          291-307
        }
}
Congenital CMV infection is a leading cause of childhood disability. Many children born with congenital CMV infection are asymptomatic or have nonspecific symptoms and therefore are typically not diagnosed. A strategy of newborn CMV screening could allow for early detection and intervention to improve clinical outcomes. Interventions might include antiviral drugs or nonpharmaceutical therapies such as speech-language therapy or cochlear implants. Using published data from developed countries… CONTINUE READING
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