Congenital lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus: An underdiagnosed cause of neonatal hydrocephalus

Danica Jenine Schulte, James A. Comer, Bobbie R. Erickson, Pierre E. Rollin, Stuart T. Nichol, Thomas Ksiazek, Deborah Lehman

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We report a case of congenital hydrocephalus caused by lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus with severe neurologic sequelae, including hydrocephalus, chorioretinitis, blindness and developmental delay. This is the first report of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus isolation in the cerebrospinal fluid of a congenitally infected infant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)560-562
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Congenital hydrocephalus
  • Congenital infection
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)

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