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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Volume 3 1995, Issue 4, Pages 164-165

Obstetrics Case Report Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103, USA

Received 11 April 1995; Accepted 1 August 1995

Copyright © 1995 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background: Although cytomegalovirus CMV is an uncommon cause of viral hepatitis during pregnancy, a definitive diagnosis is important because of the potential for congenital CMV. In the case reported here, a diagnosis of hepatitis caused by CMV was made after the more common viral pathogens had been ruled out.

Case: A 17-year-old, 12-week pregnant patient was evaluated for fever and right upper quadrant tenderness. A serologic evaluation revealed elevated liver function levels and a positive maternal serology for CMV IgM. A diagnosis of hepatitis caused by CMV was made after the more common viral pathogens and drug-induced hepatitis had been ruled out. She was counseled about the potential effects of CMV on her fetus.

Conclusion: A step-wise approach to the diagnosis of viral hepatitis during pregnancy is needed to determine the etiology because a potential teratogenic virus may be involved.

Author: Ying Chan, Maria Kean-Chong, David Gonzalez, and Joseph Apuzzio



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