Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Maria | 2012-06-21

Q.

Signs of neurological damage due to CMV?

My daughter is 10 and is hearing impaired because of Cytomegalo virus. We know that it can also cause vision and neurogical issues, but her vision is fine and we had her evaluated by a paediatric neurologist when she was quite young, who didn''t find any problems. She is rather clumsy, always sticks her tongue out when she concentrates, and her mouth pulls a bit skew when she talks, most noticeably when she is tired or excited. However none of this has a significant impact. (She had physio and OT treatment when younger.)

She now tells me that the other kids want to know why her mouth goes skew when she talks. I haven''t been able to ascertain quite how big an issue this is for her, we will have to talk to her a bit more. Could this be related to the CMV?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is possible that your daughter has had some damage to her facial nerve as a result of the CMV infection It would be best to ask a paediatric neurologist to see her.

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