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Pediatrics Congenital Infection!

Newborn with very low birth weight has microcephaly, petechial rash, hepatosplenomegaly and chorioretinitis. Which in utero infection is most likely responsible for these Sx?

A) T. gondii
B) Rubella
C) C. Trachomatis
D) CMV
E) Group B Strep

I was confused with this question, so I am interested how you will be doing...
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D (CMV) is correct. Good job.

I was confused with chorioretinitis (suggesting T. gondii), but the rash (strongly) and the low birth weight, hepatosplenomegaly (mildly) indicates CMV.
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those signs can present in both conditions, so I'm guessing what they're asking is which one is more frequent (CMV)
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