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Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus

  • Joseph B. Cantey
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Abstract

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus is a rodent-borne virus that is an uncommon cause of congenital infection. Affected infants present with brain and eye lesions, including periventricular calcifications, neuronal migration defects, and chorioretinitis. Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus mimics the presentation of congenital cytomegalovirus, and it should be considered in symptomatic infants whose cytomegalovirus testing is negative.

Keywords

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus Calcifications Chorioretinitis Rodent 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Divisions of Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of PediatricsUniversity of Texas Health Science Center San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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