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Detection of CMV DNA in the perilymph of a 6-year-old boy with congenital cytomegalovirus infection

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We present the case of a 6-year-old boy who received a cochlear implant for profound sensorineural hearing loss after being born with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. Even after 6 years, CMV DNA was still found in the perilymph of the cochlea. Our case shows that CMV DNA can be present in the cochlea years after congenital CMV infection, and it can explain why progressive and/or late-onset hearing loss occurs in these children.

Tijdschrift: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
ISSN: 0145-5613
Issue: 6
Volume: 95
Pagina's: 234-239
Aantal pagina's: 6
Jaar van publicatie:2016
  • WoS Id: 000378017000010
  • Scopus Id: 85021389006
  • ORCID: /0000-0002-4281-9749/work/61725876
  • ORCID: /0000-0001-5636-8267/work/76733430