, Volume 276, Issue 3, pp 265-268,
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Date: 28 Feb 2007

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy: a case report of fetal death in a CMV-infected woman

Abstract

Objectives

The human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is universally distributed among human populations as one of the most common cause of congenital infection with an incidence of about 0.15–2.0% in developed countries. However, controversial data concerning intrauterine fetal death caused by CMV infection exist.

Method

A case report.

Results

In this case report we present a stillbirth in the 18th week of pregnancy, caused by a maternal serological and fetal histological congenital CMV infection.

Conclusion

Every attending physician and obstetrician should be aware of the possibility of a primary or even recurrent congenital CMV infection that could be a reason for sudden unknown congenital fetal death.