On the Unpredictable Development of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection. A Study in Twins

Early Hum Dev. 1988 Dec;18(2-3):125-35. doi: 10.1016/0378-3782(88)90049-7.


Two cases of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in twins are reported. In addition, congenital CMV infection in twin pairs described in the literature is reviewed. The relationship of monochorionic vs. dichorionic placentas and monozygosity vs. dizygosity in the development of congenital infection in either one or both members in a pair of twins is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cytomegalovirus Infections / congenital*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Twins*
  • Twins, Dizygotic*