Postnatally acquired CMV meningitis diagnosed via BioFire FilmArray: A case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Postnatally acquired cytomegalovirus (CMV) is commonly acquired via breast milk, with premature infants more frequently developing symptoms of CMV infection in comparison to term infants. Meningitis is a rare clinical manifestation of CMV infection. The diagnosis of meningitis is difficult to make in infants, particularly those who are preterm. Consequentially, broad-spectrum empiric antimicrobial coverage is often administered for several days while waiting for current gold standard CSF testing to result. The BioFire FilmArray (BFA) simultaneously tests for 14 different pathogens, including CMV, allowing for quicker diagnosis and shorter time to definitive treatment. Here, we report a very low birth weight infant with postnatally acquired CMV meningitis, the first to our knowledge to be diagnosed using the BioFire FilmArray.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stark, A; Peterson, J; Weimer, K; Hornik, C

Published Date

  • 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 445 - 450

PubMed ID

  • 33325402

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-4429

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3233/NPM-200524


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands