child 4 1/2 with congential cmv- are there any projected neurological outcomes? Already dx- developmental delays, disruptive disorder, severe adhd that does not respond to stimulant medication. What is next????? Physician says pointless to do MRI- they know he is experiencing "disfuse brain involvement". Is there a road map out there showing the effects this virus has on the brain andwhat a parent can possibly espect in the future? thanks-Dianna
Thanks for the question and sorry to hear about your difficulties. CMV is most common congenital viral infection and results from either primary infection from the mother or from reactivation of virus in the mother. Almost all newborns with CMV are asymptomatic. Most asymptomatic newborns with congenital CMV infection develop normally; only 10% have deafness or microcephaly (small head size). The mortality rate in symptomatic newborns is 20-30% and can result in severe neurologic problems. MRI scans may reveal perivascular calcifications. How was your child diagnosed? The long term outcome is difficult to predict for each child. An MRI scan may be reasonable to rule out other pathology. Good luck
There is a CMV association called Clinical Care Center
CMV Registry, Ste 1150
1102 Bates Street
Houston Texas 77030-2399
713 770 4387
This information is provided for general medical education purposes. PLease consult your doctor regarding diagnostic and treatment options.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.