Wednesday , September 28 2022

During pregnancy watch out for …


Dax He is 4.5 years old and can not walk and talk. She is completely dependent on her parents – they still keep it, can not stand alone in the bathroom and need help in everyday tasks. A few days after birth, they found that something was wrong with his health. He has not passed a hearing test, but doctors are sure the problem is too much fluid in the ears. He was fired from the maternity ward with a note that the test was repeated after a week.

The next alarm was disturbing when Dax's doctors measured the lap of the head that had diminished since birth. At that time, the mother first heard of cytomegalovirus (CMV), one of the leading causes of congenital infections. CMV in infants may cause mental retardation (even death), and in later life blindness, deafness and epilepsy.

After 3.5 months diagnosis is confirmed and doctors say that the fetus with the virus has already been infected in the womb. Unfortunately, other diagnoses were soon followed: microcephaly, cerebral palsy, polymycrgia, hearing loss, visual impairment, developmental delay and epilepsy.

Today, Bree does not hide the disappointment of the system and the fact that 50 percent can reduce the development of this virus in her son. As reported on Facebook, in Australia two children with disabilities are born daily for this virus, but most of the pregnant women have never heard of CMV. She wanted to attract the attention of the audience with a note that warns of pregnancy about how to reduce the potential for CMV during pregnancy.

"The question I ask is what I could do differently," begins publishing it.

You would have made a new toast, but you did not eat the wreck of your daughter. He kisses her face, not her mouth. I'll take a clean glass if I do not know who's mine. You will wash your hands more often.

If a woman is infected with CMV during pregnancy, her fetus is likely to be infected.

To reduce the risk, Bree advises:

* Wash your hands with soap and soap for at least 15 seconds and dry them thoroughly; carefully wash your hands after visiting children, changing diapers, nose cleaning, feeding a baby and working with toys;
* Do not share foods, drinks, accessories and toothbrushes;
* Avoid contact with saliva when kissing a child;
* Use simple detergents and water to clean toys, dishwasher and other surfaces that come into contact with urine, mucus, or saliva.

"Unfortunately, I did not realize the danger, and I will always bear some of my guilt. That's why I find it so hard to look at a snapshot of the ultrasound, a picture of a fully developed child that has changed in the coming weeks due to the virus.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in Slovenia are very common in early childhood – almost four-fifths of Slovenian adults (including pregnant women, data coming from the blood donor database, which is a good sample for Slovenia). However, only the first infection during pregnancy is dangerous, but in this case it is not always the transition to the fetus and the severe consequences.

Severe infections in neonates with CMV (which may also be associated with a severe condition of the child due to inflammation of the brain, lungs, bone marrow) rarely occur in Slovenia from 1 to 3 newborns per year.

Dr Liliana Kornhauser Cerar, dr. med.,

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