Congenital cytomegalovirus infection

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


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.

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Case information

rID: 29095
Published: 3rd May 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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