Congenital Epstein-Barr virus infection

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Congenital Epstein-Barr virus infection

Synonyms: Antenatal EBV infection | Antenatal Epstein-Barr virus infection | Congenital EBV infection | Mother-to-child transmission of Epstein-Barr virus infection

A rare infectious disease that causes no clinical manifestations in the majority of infants. Indeed the occurrence of congenital infection with EBV has never been demonstrated conclusively and must be very rare. One case have been reported to present after birth multiple congenital anomalies (micrognathia cryptorchidism central cataracts) dystrophy generalized hypotonia hepatosplenomegaly diffuse petechiae and hematomas and multiple areas of metaphysitis of the long bones at birth. A low birth weight was also reported. No specific follow-up of the fetus is recommended following maternal EBV primary-infection.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version March 2024

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