Table 1

Distribution of the 40 reported cases of congenital cytomegalovirus infection according to their clinical presentation at birth (symptomatic or asymptomatic) and reported maternal previous serological status

Primary infectionNon-primary infectionUnknown time of infectionTotal
Symptomatic at birth6 (1)7 (1)5 (2)18 (4)
Asymptomatic at birth16 (3)3 (1)3 (2)22 (6)
Total22 (4)10 (2)8 (4)40 (10)
  • In brackets are the number of children included in the follow-up. The odds for non-primary maternal infection were higher if the offspring was symptomatic at birth (OR 6.2; 95% CI 1.2 to 32.27; p=0. 0.033).