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CYTOMEGALOVIRUS INFECTION IN PREGNANCY AND THE FETUS: A CASE PRESENTATION

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Author(s): AZIZA KHODJAEVA

Journal: Medical and Health Science Journal
ISSN 1804-1884

Volume: 8;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 27;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Infection | cytomegalovirus | prenatal infection | social conditions | herpes viruses | treatment of herpes viruses

ABSTRACT
The objective of this case study was to study possible clinical manifestations of Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) which demonstrate the vertical transmission of HCMV from mother to her children. The patient, an HCMV infected woman with chronic socioeconomic problems and depression, was observed between 2003 and 2011. During that time, five pregnancies were clinically monitored with use of immunograms, PCR, and general blood and urine analyses. This case showed that HCMV infection of pregnant mother caused death of newborns due to HCMV(associated complications. Due to combinatory therapy the fifth pregnancy was successful with delivery of a HCMV asymptomatic newborn. With the deficit of knowledge on HCMV and its effect on pregnant women in Uzbekistan, such research for the clinical manifestation of the virus is vital to deter the transmission of the virus and improve the wellbeing of both mother and child.
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