Did you know 1 in 200 children is born with congenital CMV in the United States, making it the most common congenital viral infection affecting newborns? CMV can be transmitted to an unborn child by a pregnant mother experiencing a CMV infection, an often symptomless virus. Learn more about how CMV can affect your pregnancy and possible treatment options.
CMV before and during pregnancy can present a critical problem for babies who are infected in utero. If you experience symptoms or think you may have an active infection, ask your doctor for an IgG vs. IgM antibody test.
Congenital CMV refers to babies who are born with CMV infection, affecting 30,000 children annually. Screening newborns for congenital CMV is an unmet need and consensus towards a preferred standard of care is necessary.
Babies born with congenital CMV can have widely diverse outcomes, and it is difficult to predict with any degree of certainty their future health or developmental prognosis.
If your baby was born with congenital CMV and you could like more information about antiviral treatments, speak with your child's pediatrician or pediatric infectious disease specialist.