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Dried Umbilical Cords in the Retrospective Diagnosis of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection as a Cause of Developmental Delays

Shin Koyano, Naoki Inoue, Tsunehisa Nagamori, Hainian Yan, Hideomi Asanuma, Kazuyori Yagyu, Masaya Osaki, Chizuru Seiwa and Kenji Fujieda

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 48, issue 10, pages e93-e95
Published in print May 2009 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2009 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/598506
Dried Umbilical Cords in the Retrospective Diagnosis of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection as a Cause of Developmental Delays

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To clarify the impact of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection on developmental disabilities, 20 children with disabilities of unknown cause were analyzed. Five children were CMV positive and had no clinical manifestations at birth. Intracranial calcification was observed in 4 cases. Thus, congenital CMV infection is a significant cause of developmental disabilities.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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