Newborn screening spots most cases of early CMV-related hearing loss

     
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VANCOUVER, B.C. – A targeted cytomegalovirus screening approach that tests only newborns who do not pass their hearing test would identify the majority of those who have CMV-related sensorineural hearing loss at birth, according to data from the CMV and Hearing Multicenter Screening Study.

All of 99,778 newborns born during 2007-2012 in seven states studied had both auditory testing and virologic testing of saliva for CMV infection shortly after birth.

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