Congenital Cytomegalovirus and Hepatic Failure: An Underrecognized Complication

Academic Article


  • Congenital cytomegalovirus infection is the most common congenital infection. Although most infants with congenital cytomegalovirus infection are asymptomatic at birth, a subset will have readily apparent clinical and/or laboratory manifestations including hepatitis; progression to hepatic failure has not previously been described in term infants who initiated antiviral treatment shortly after birth. We present 2 term infants with congenital cytomegalovirus infection and hepatitis who progressed to hepatic failure despite initial laboratory improvement on therapy.
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    Author List

  • Souder JP; Grimm E; Pinninti S; Boppana S; Hsu E; Horslen S; Pacheco MC; Kunz A; Sainato R
  • Start Page

  • E49
  • End Page

  • E53
  • Volume

  • 41
  • Issue

  • 2