Z Geburtshilfe Neonatol 2007; 211 - PO_13_05
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1003050

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy – A case report of fetal death in a CMV- infected woman

BP Kost 1, I Mylonas 1, R Kästner 1, B Rack 1, A Ginglmaier 1, K Friese 1
  • 1Klinik und Poliklinik für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe - Innenstadt, Klinikum der Universität München, München

The human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is universally distributed among human populations and one of the most common causes of congenital infections with an incidence of about 0.15%–2.0% in developed countries. However, controversial data concerning intrauterine fetal death caused by CMV infection exist. In this case report we present a still birth in the 18th week of pregnancy, caused by a maternal serological and fetal histological congenital CMV infection. Therefore, every attending physician and obstetrician should be aware of the possibility of a primary or even recurrent congenital CMV infection could be a reason for sudden unknown congenital fetal death.