Pediatric Cytomegalovirus Infection Treatment & Management

Updated: Jan 27, 2015
  • Author: Mark R Schleiss, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Medical care of cytomegalovirus (CMV) consists of good nutritional support, vigorous supportive care for end-organ syndromes (particularly pneumonia in immunocompromised patients), and specific antiviral therapy in select circumstances.

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Surgical Care

Some children with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection require orthopedic interventions (eg, for cerebral palsy) and gastrostomy placement for enteral nutrition.

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Consultations

Depending on the patient and associated risk factors, cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease is encountered by obstetricians, pediatricians, infectious disease specialists, oncologists, critical care physicians, and other healthcare providers. Appropriate consultations with surgeons, developmental specialists, pathologists, otolaryngologists, ophthalmologists, neurologists, and gastroenterologists may be necessary.

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