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Cytomegalovirus infection of newborn - Skin
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Contributors: Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH, Nancy Esterly MD
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a moderately common herpes group viral infection of the newborn. It is crucial to distinguish between congenital, perinatal, and postnatal transmission, as congenital transmission is associated with increased morbidity. Mothers who acquire CMV during pregnancy are at greatest risk for transferring the virus to the fetus. Sequelae include intrauterine growth retardation, hepatosplenomegaly, deafness, chorioretinitis, microcephaly, petechiae, and skin lesions of extramedullary hematopoiesis. CMV retinitides are common in HIV-infected individuals.

CMV infection is often an asymptomatic infection in toddlers; other healthy individuals may have an infectious mononucleosis-like syndrome with a rubelliform eruption. Most other cutaneous eruptions of acquired CMV infection are seen in immunocompromised patients, usually adults. Lesions may have multiple morphologies including papules, vesicles, petechiae, erosions, and ulcers (frequently in the anogenital region).

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ICD10CM:
B25.9 – Cytomegaloviral disease, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
28944009 – Cytomegalovirus infection

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