Signs and Symptoms

 

  • Hearing Loss/Deafness – The #1 cause of non-genetic hearing loss in children
  • Vision Loss/Blindness
  • Small head size (Microcephaly)
  • Small body size
  • Enlarged liver (hepatomegaly)
  • Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)
  • Yellow coloring of skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Red spots under skin (petechiae)
  • Low blood count
  • Pneumonia
  • Seizures
  • Abnormal muscle tone
  • Calcium deposits on the brain

Permanent Disabilities caused by CMV

  • Hearing loss
  • Vision loss
  • Developmental concerns
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Small head size/body size
  • Lack of coordination
  • Abnormal muscle tone
  • Seizures
  • Death

 

CDC. (2010). Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Congenital CMV Infection: Prevention. Retrieved January 1, 2016, from http://www.cdc.gov/cmv/prevention.html