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Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection Causing severe Inclusion Diseases in Infants - Case Report from Eastern India

Author Affiliations

  • 1ICMR Virus Unit, Kolkata, India
  • 2ICMR Virus Unit, Kolkata, India
  • 3ICMR Virus Unit, Kolkata, India
  • 4Dr. B.C. Roy post graduate institute of pediatric sciences, Kolkata, India
  • 5Dr. B.C. Roy post graduate institute of pediatric sciences, Kolkata, India
  • 6ICMR Virus Unit, Kolkata, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (12), Pages 49-51, December,10 (2016)

Abstract

India currently faces a serious challenge to antagonize the increasing number of newborn deaths owing to Human Cytomegalovirus infection every year. Here in this study we report a severe case of congenital HCMV infection causing cytomegalic inclusion disease (CID) affecting the brain and CNS in an infant admitted to the neonatal care unit. This article represents the first documented case from India ascribing the severity of symptomatic congenital HCMV infection manifesting in the form of CID and highlighting the need for improved medical resources in a lower-middle income country like India to timely diagnose and combat this dreaded virus.

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