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MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000008
Feature: CE Connection

Congenital Cytomegalovirus: Implications for Maternal-Child Nursing

Alex, Marion Rita MN, RN, CNM

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Abstract

Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a leading infectious cause of neurodevelopmental disorders in children. Despite its prevalence and devastating consequences, there is limited public and professional awareness about it. This practice-focused article presents two stories describing the family experience of congenital CMV; a literature review describing incidence and epidemiology of congenital CMV; sequelae including infection; the extent of public awareness about congenital CMV; and risk reduction approaches. Implications for maternal–child nurses, whose work uniquely situates them with populations of childbearing women, are discussed.

Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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