Clinical Practice in Pediatrics

Early and late neurological complications in children with the latent form of cytomegalovirus infection

In  a  clinical,  laboratory  and  neurosonographic  examination  of  73  newborns  with  the  latent  form  of  cytomegalovirus  infection (without signs of activity) and 54 infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (the reference group), it was found that in infected infants a cystic degeneration of the brain and expansion of fluid-containing spaces developed more often, and regression of structural changes occurred at later terms as compared with non-infected patients.