Prenatal Treatment of Congenital Cytomegalovirus With Valganciclovir: A Case Report

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 3;71(9):2506-2508. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa305.


Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common congenital infection and infectious cause of fetal anomaly and neurologic injury. However, treatment strategies for congenital CMV (cCMV) infection during pregnancy remain elusive. We report a case of hydrops fetalis secondary to cCMV infection with minimal sequelae after maternal and subsequent neonatal treatment with valganciclovir.

Keywords: congenital infection; cytomegalovirus; intrauterine treatment; valganciclovir.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections* / drug therapy
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases* / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious* / drug therapy
  • Valganciclovir / therapeutic use


  • Valganciclovir