Clinical predictors of sensorineural hearing loss and cognitive outcome in infants with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection

Swetha G. Pinninti, Mackenzie D. Rodgers, Zdenek Novak, William J. Britt, Karen B. Fowler, Suresh B. Boppana, Shannon A. Ross

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The objective of this study was to determine newborn clinical findings predictive of adverse clinical outcomes in infants with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection. Of 160 infants, significantly more children with central nervous system involvement had sensorineural hearing loss (P = 0.0007) and an IQ ≤70 (P < 0.0001) compared with infants with transient findings or only a petechial rash.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)924-926
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016



  • cognitive outcome
  • cytomegalovirus
  • predictors
  • sensorineural hearing loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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