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Rev Chilena Infectol 2021 Feb;38(1):45-53
Servicio de Neonatología, Complejo Asistencial Barros Luco Trudeau, Santiago, Chile.
Background: Congenital cytomegalovirus infection (cCMV) is the most frequent cause of congenital infection, 90% of affected newborn (NB) are asymptomatic at birth and 6-15% will develop long term sequalae. It is the main etiology of non-genetic sensorineural hearing loss.Aim: To determine prevalence of CMV in high risk NB. Read More
Balkan J Med Genet 2020 Nov 23;23(2):107-110. Epub 2021 Mar 23.
Hematology-Oncology Unit, 2nd Pediatric Department, AHEPA Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Osteopetrosis refers to a group of rare hereditary disorders characterized by generalized skeletal densification due to limited bone resorption by osteoclasts. The infantile autosomal recessive form represents the most malignant one with onset early in infancy and life expectancy less than 1-2 years without therapy. Frequently, osteopetrosis is complicated by rickets, a condition called osteopetrorickets. Read More
Viruses 2021 03 22;13(3). Epub 2021 Mar 22.
Pediatrics Department, Jundiaí Medical School, Jundiaí 13202-550, Brazil.
Congenital Zika virus (ZIKV) infection may present with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations. Some sequelae, particularly neurodevelopmental problems, may have a later onset. We conducted a prospective cohort study of 799 high-risk pregnant women who were followed up until delivery. Read More
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 03 10;18(6). Epub 2021 Mar 10.
Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 56000, Malaysia.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition of the central nervous system (CNS) that presents with severe communication problems, impairment of social interactions, and stereotypic behaviours. Emerging studies indicate possible associations between viral infections and neurodegenerative and neurobehavioural conditions including autism. Viral infection during critical periods of early in utero neurodevelopment may lead to increased risk of autism in the offspring. Read More