CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Ultrasound Int Open 2018; 04(02): E52-E53
DOI: 10.1055/a-0591-5981
Case Report
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Cytomegalovirus Infection in One Fetus with Hypoplasia of the Pons in a Diamniotic-Dichorionic Twin Pregnancy

Reinhard Altmann
Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecological Endocrinology, Kepler University Hospital, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria
Department of Prenatale Medicine, Kepler University Hospital, Linz, Austria
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Iris Scharnreitner
Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecological Endocrinology, Kepler University Hospital, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria
Department of Prenatale Medicine, Kepler University Hospital, Linz, Austria
,
Claudia Springer
Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecological Endocrinology, Kepler University Hospital, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria
Department of Prenatale Medicine, Kepler University Hospital, Linz, Austria
,
Franziska Pschebezin
Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecological Endocrinology, Kepler University Hospital, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria
Department of Prenatale Medicine, Kepler University Hospital, Linz, Austria
,
Wolfgang Arzt
Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecological Endocrinology, Kepler University Hospital, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria
Department of Prenatale Medicine, Kepler University Hospital, Linz, Austria
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Publication Date:
05 July 2018 (online)

Introduction

When a cytomegalovirus infection occurs within the first 16 weeks of pregnancy, leading to intrauterine transmission, it has severe implications for the fetus. The risk of a transplacental infection in the first trimester is 40%, and 10–15% of these infected children show symptoms after birth. 80% of infected children suffer from severe impairment. We present a rare case of the infection of one fetus in a diamniotic-dichorionic twin pregnancy.