CMV and SNHL ????

Julie O'Rourke bugaboo at
Sat Sep 30 23:28:34 EST 1995

In article <447n1m$vj at> chfseat at (Chf seat) writes:
>From: chfseat at (Chf seat)
>Subject: CMV and SNHL ????
>Date: 25 Sep 1995 22:03:34 -0400

>How common is hearing loss in children diagnosed with congenital
>cytomegalovirus ? 

According to Peterson(1977), 25 to 50% of infants with CMV have reported to 
have SNHL, severe enough to be handicapping in 10-25%.

Info above taken from Northern & Downs, " Hearing in Children" (3rd ed).  It 
is also stated that it is"the most common of the TORCH complex."  Chapters 3 
&7 of this text seem to have a basic overview of  CMV.

I remember learning in grad school (late 80s) that many feel CMV in the 90s 
will be like Rubella of the 60s.

Hope this helps someone out there,
 bugaboo at

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