Blueberry Muffin Babies

Jaundice Infant

Figure 2.93. Another infant with cytomegalovirus infection showing the typical "blueberry muffin" appearance and jaundice soon after birth. Note that the head size is normal. Since most infections are asymptomatic, early diagnosis is only made in the full-blown syndrome manifested by the appearance of jaundice within the first 24 hours of life, hepatosplenomegaly, abdominal distention, anemia, thrombo-cytopenia, respiratory distress and neurologic changes.

Figure 2.93. Another infant with cytomegalovirus infection showing the typical "blueberry muffin" appearance and jaundice soon after birth. Note that the head size is normal. Since most infections are asymptomatic, early diagnosis is only made in the full-blown syndrome manifested by the appearance of jaundice within the first 24 hours of life, hepatosplenomegaly, abdominal distention, anemia, thrombo-cytopenia, respiratory distress and neurologic changes.

Figure 2.94. Close-up of the face of the same infant as in Figure 2.93 showing the typical "blueberry muffin" appearance.

Figure 2.95. This infant presented with areas of skin involvement on the extremities only. The lesions were asymmetrical in that they were present on the right leg and left arm. Vasculitis, a less common manifestation of skin involvement by cytomegalovirus infection, was confirmed by skin biopsy.

Blueberry Muffin Syndrome Newborn
Pregnancy Diet Plan

Pregnancy Diet Plan

The first trimester is very important for the mother and the baby. For most women it is common to find out about their pregnancy after they have missed their menstrual cycle. Since, not all women note their menstrual cycle and dates of intercourse, it may cause slight confusion about the exact date of conception. That is why most women find out that they are pregnant only after one month of pregnancy.

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