Home Bratislava Medical Journal 2023 Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.124, No.5, p.373–379, 2023

Journal info


Published Monthly, in English
Founded: 1919
ISSN 0006-9248
(E)ISSN 1336-0345

Impact factor 1.564


Aims and Scope
Editorial Info
Submission Guidelines

Select Journal

Webshop Cart

Your Cart is currently empty.

Info: Your browser does not accept cookies. To put products into your cart and purchase them you need to enable cookies.

Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.124, No.5, p.373–379, 2023

Title: Congenital cytomegalovirus infection ‒ a problem of past, present and future

Abstract: AIM: To analyse prenatal and postnatal characteristics, clinical and laboratory findings, results of investigations in the group of 11 newborns with congenital CMV infection, who were hospitalized at Neonatal Department of Intensive Medicine between January 1st 2012 and March 31st, 2022 were included.
RESULTS: Prenatal foetal sonography revealed in patients 5 and 8, positive calcifications in the brain; in patients 6, 9 and 11, isolated ventriculomegaly was found. Neurological examination was clinically negative in patients 1 and 10, changes of muscular tonicity and spontaneous activity were confirmed in the rest of the group. In patients 5 and 10, one-sided positivity of otoacoustic emissions was confirmed. Chorioretinitis with bilateral negative otoacoustic emissions was confirmed in patient 5. Clinical status of patient 11 was complicated by pneumonitis. Three patients were treated with antiviral drugs orally, and 11 newborns had a combination of intravenous and oral form of treatment.
CONCLUSION: The results of analysis will contribute to a society-wide solution of prevention. Monitoring of the frequency of CMV infection in the population with education of the population can decrease the number of affected newborns (Tab. 4, Ref. 29).

Keywords: cytomegalovirus, newborn, therapy, complications
Published online: 27-Feb-2023
Year: 2023, Volume: 124, Issue: 5 Page From: 373, Page To: 379

download file

© AEPress s.r.o
Copyright notice: For any permission to reproduce, archive or otherwise use the documents in the ELiS, please contact AEP.