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When a pregnant woman with a proven or suspected CMV infection is identified, an IRB approved Registry Consent will be obtained. After written consent is obtained and transmitted to Registry personnel, a medical case report form wil be initiated with information relating to the congenital CMV infection. A registry nurse will obtain additional data as needed as the pregnancy progresses.

Patients may be asked to provide specimens for a research repository. These specimens will include maternal and cord blood, amniotic fluid, and placental biopsies. Also included will be cord blood and newborn urines.

In addition to maternal pregnancy history, the registry will maintain medical information for each newborn including therapy, and neurologic and hearing evaluations at birth and at two years of age.

 

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