Professional guidelines


No time to wade through the research literature? The following organisations have done it already and set out how CMV should be diagnosed, treated and managed in the UK.

The British Paediatric Allergy Immunity and Infection Group 

(sub-committee of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health)

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynacologists

British Assocation of Audiological Physicians 

  • Guidelines for investigations into permanent hearing loss in children state that CMV testing should be carried out as soon as possible on suspecting the diagnosis of sensorineural hearing loss.  It also states that a fast and reliable pathway should be developed locally to include the audiologists,  doctors and the testing laboratory in order to facilitate a timely diagnosis of congenital CMV.  As . 

UK National Screening Committee


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