Congenital cytomegalovirus infection

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

New born with scalp swelling and weak cry.

Patient Data

Age: 1 day old
Gender: Male

Extensive periventricular, basal ganglionic and parenchymal calcification with hydrocephalic changes and parenchymal atrophy

Diagnosis: CMV encephalitis

Case Discussion

Transplacental spread of cytomegalovirus results in congenital CMV infection which has variable appearance according to the time of infection, however periventricular, basal ganglionic and parenchymal calcification together with migrational abnormalities are all common features.

The congenital infections are known as TORCH.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 29095
Case created: 3rd May 2014
Last edited: 30th May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.