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A case of congenital cytomegalovirus infection with late developmental delay confirmed by PCR using dried umbilical cords

Yuji MORI1), Saki AIBARA2), Yoshiki KAWAMURA1), Masahiro OHASHI2), Tomochika KATO2), Tetsushi YOSHIKAWA1)

It is well known that congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection can cause late onset of hearing loss. We report herein a case of congenital CMV infection with late developmental delay, which had followed hepatitis and hepatomegaly. Polymerase chain reaction for detection of CMV DNA from a dried umbilical cord was useful in diagnosing the patient. Neither hearing impairment nor abnormal brain magnetic resonance imaging was demonstrated in the patient.

1) Department of Pediatrics, Fujita Health University School of Medicine
2) Department of Pediatrics, Toyokawa City Hospital

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Received November 26, 2013
Accepted May 19, 2014

26 (3):365─368,2014