C. Cerebral calcification.
The fetal infection derived from mother as shown in the MRI photograph above represents congenital CMV infection.
- Also known as salivary gland virus
- CMV is the largest virus amongst herpes viruses
- They are characterized by enlargment of infected cells (cytomegalic cells) and intranuclear inclusions.
- Intranuclear inclusion is eccentrically placed and is surrounded by a halo – owl’s eye appearance
- Once infected an individual carries CMV for life
- CMV is the most common organism causing intrauterine infection.
- CMV is the most common pathogen complicating organ transplantation.
- Most of the infections in immunocompetent persons are asymptomatic.