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Congenital Cytomegalovirus, Ambulatory Care

Congenital cytomegalovirus

(CMV) is a viral infection that your child gets before birth. CMV is passed from an infected mother through the placenta to her unborn baby. CMV can be harmful to an unborn baby and lead to severe health problems. A CMV infection increases your baby's risk for hearing or vision problems. A CMV infection may also increase your child's risk for birth defects and learning or development problems.

Seek immediate care for the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Seizure

Treatment for congenital CMV

may include medicine given to your baby to help prevent hearing or vision loss.

Follow up with your child's healthcare provider as directed:

Your baby will need regular follow-up visits to check his growth and development. He will also need his vision and hearing checked regularly. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your baby's care. Learn about your baby's health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your baby's caregivers to decide what care you want for your baby. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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