Prevention Of Transmission Of CMV Infection To The Fetus In The Womb?

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Hello. My wife just took a test at Prodia. And the result is positive for CMV. My wife is not yet pregnant. With the results of this test we postpone having children. The question is … Will we be able to protect our children in the future from contracting CMV. And whether the contracting wife with CMV is unlikely to have healthy children or it is already a dead end. Please enter it.

1 Answer:

Regards,

From the information you have conveyed, having a positive CMV test result on your wife does not automatically rule out pregnancy and giving birth to healthy children. Most women are at risk for CMV infection, on average it does not cause annoying complaints, and the risk of transmission to the fetus can occur due to contact with cervical or vaginal mucus during delivery.

Antiviral administration is given to prevent this infection from getting worse, but it does not cure the patient. And mostly, to control the condition of CMV infection, no special treatment or treatment with existing antivirals is done. The enhancement of the patient's immune system or immune system will help improve the results of the evaluation of serological tests and also reduce the risk of infection to the future baby.

The transmission of CMV from mothers with primary CMV during pregnancy to the fetus can be 30-50%, of which 10-15% will give symptoms of CMV infection. Whereas in women with recurrence of infection or reinfection of CMV, the risk of infection in infants is around 1%, from this value, about 1-10% will cause symptoms at birth, about 10-15% will not cause symptoms at birth but have a risk of hearing loss and hearing loss.

However, in women who experience primary infection before pregnancy, increasing endurance and waiting for the results of CMV IgM serology tests at low levels can reduce the risk of infection to the fetus. To keep in mind, do CMV serology re-examination for both you and your wife.

Therefore, discuss with your obstetrician about the pregnancy program you want, so that you and your wife have the right time to plan pregnancy and prevent CMV reinfection during the pregnancy program and also prevent the risk of re-infection during pregnancy.

That is the information we can convey, also read the risks of mothers with CMV.

dr. Ulfi

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