Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Secondary CMV Infection

Abby, , terryjamesmom@VERIZON.NET writes:
I do not mean to start a panic, or be the bearer of bad news, however I am concerned that OBGYNs are simply repeating information they were taught in med school and are not current with the newer studies being done on CMV. During the past decade there have been several studies showing that secondary or recurrent infections can be passed to the fetus and can result in just as severe disabilities. Here are a few links. Maybe your daughter could print them out and give them to her doctors so that they take her conserns seriously and give her and the baby every advantage possible.

Intrauterine Transmission of Cytomegalovirus to Infants of Women with Preconceptional Immunity

Secondary Maternal Cytomegalovirus Infection A significant Cause of Congenital Disease

Symptomatic Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection in Infants Born to Mothers With Preexisting Immunity to CMV