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.

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Getting Back Into Shape After The Pregnancy

Once your pregnancy is over and done with, your baby is happily in your arms, and youre headed back home from the hospital, youll begin to realize that things have only just begun. Over the next few days, weeks, and months, youre going to increasingly notice that your entire life has changed in more ways than you could ever imagine.

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