European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 168, Issue 11, pp 1409–1412 | Cite as

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection associated with severe lung involvement in a preterm neonate: a causal relationship?

  • Esad KokluEmail author
  • Ahmet Karadag
  • Turan Tunc
  • Demet Altun
  • S.Umit Sarici
Short Report


We report a preterm neonate with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection associated with severe lung involvement progressing to early chronic lung disease (CLD) and death. The present case represents the earliest and the most severe lung involvement depending on recurrent maternal CMV infection reported in the literature. Neonatal mortality and progression to early CLD should be considered in the list of possible neonatal sequelae resulting from recurrent maternal CMV infection.


Chronic lung disease Congenital cytomegalovirus Neonate Pneumonitis Preterm Respiratory distress syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Esad Koklu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ahmet Karadag
    • 1
  • Turan Tunc
    • 1
  • Demet Altun
    • 2
  • S.Umit Sarici
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Neonatology, Department of PediatricsGulhane Military Medical AcademyAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsGulhane Military Medical AcademyAnkaraTurkey

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