CMV and SNHL ????

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


In article <447n1m$vj at newsbf02.news.aol.com> chfseat at aol.com (Chf seat) writes:
>From: chfseat at aol.com (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,
Julie
 bugaboo at neosoft.com



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