Recommendation 3

     

Targeted screening for cCMV in children who fail a newborn hearing test to enable affected Recommendation 3children to receive treatment much sooner.

There have been significant advances in laboratory technology that enable cCMV  to be diagnosed promptly in children who fail their newborn hearing screening test. 

A pilot study in the UK reported that such screening would be cost-effective. A recent study in the USA indicated that targeted newborn screening would be cost effective options for detecting and reducing hearing loss caused by cCMV.

 

     

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