Detection and Prevention of Perinatal Infection: Cytomegalovirus and Zika Virus.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Congenital cytomegalovirus is the most common viral congenital infection, and affects up to 2% of neonates. Significant sequelae may develop after congenital cytomegalovirus, including hearing loss, cognitive defects, seizures, and death. Zika virus is an emerging virus with perinatal implications; a congenital Zika virus syndrome has been identified, and includes findings such as microcephaly, fetal nervous system abnormalities, and neurologic sequelae after birth. Screening, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of these perinatal infections are reviewed in this article.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wood, AM; Hughes, BL

Published Date

  • June 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 307 - 323

PubMed ID

  • 29747890

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9840

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.clp.2018.01.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States