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Journal of Case Reports
Distinctive Motor Stereotypy in a 4-month-old Infant with Congenital CMV Infection
Dawood Tafti1, David Ahn2  
1Department of Radiology, San Antonio Military Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Dr. JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, TX, United States. 78234; 2Department of Anesthesiology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 104 Wood Rd, Bethesda, MD, United States. 20814.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Dawood Tafti 
Email: dtafti121@gmail.com
Received: 11-JUL-2020 Accepted: 13-NOV-2020 Published Online: 30-DEC-2020
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2020.0071
Background: Abnormal stereotypy, although described in non-human primates with congenital cytomegalovirus infection, has not been described in human infants and neonates with central nervous system cytomegalovirus disease. Case Report: We present a case of a 4-month-old infant male with congenital cytomegalovirus infection who presented for complaints of repetitive and conscious stereotypy of the upper and lower extremities for the majority of the patient’s waking period. Conclusion: Asymptomatic neonates with central nervous system cytomegalovirus infection may go on to develop permanent neurologic sequelae of disease. The early recognition of congenital cytomegalovirus disease is critical to help initiate early treatment interventions. Clinicians should maintain a low threshold for suspicion for TORCH infections and neurologic disorders in infants with an abnormal stereotypy. 
Keywords : Central Nervous System Infections, Cytomegalovirus, Infant, Muscle Hypotonia.
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