Last updated on September 2020

Valganciclovir Therapy in Infants and Children With Congenital CMV Infection and Hearing Loss


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Congenital Cytomegalovirus | Hearing Loss | Cytomegalic Inclusion Disease
  • Age: Between 1 - 4 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Signed informed consent from parent(s) or legal guardian(s)
  2. Sensorineural hearing loss (>/= 21dB in one or both ears, documented within 12 weeks prior to study entry)
  3. Children from 1 month through 3 years of age (up to the 4th birthday)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Imminent demise
  2. Profound sensorineural hearing loss (> 90dB) in both ears
  3. Patients receiving other antiviral agents or immune globulin
  4. Gastrointestinal abnormality which might preclude absorption of an oral medication (e.g., a history of necrotizing enterocolitis)
  5. Documented renal insufficiency, as noted by a creatinine clearance < 10 mL/min/1.73m2 at time of study enrollment
  6. Breastfeeding from mother who is receiving ganciclovir, valganciclovir, foscarnet, cidofovir, or maribavir
  7. Infants known to be born to women who are HIV positive (but HIV testing is not required for study entry).
  8. Current receipt of other investigational drugs
  9. Previous receipt of ganciclovir or valganciclovir
  10. Known hypersensitivity to ganciclovir, valganciclovir, or components of the product
  11. Inability to attend follow-up hearing and clinical assessments
  12. Infants with Auditory neuropathy/dyssynchrony.
  13. Children with another known etiology for SNHL (e.g. connexin 26, syndrome or metabolic disorder associated with SNHL, inner ear malformation and widened vestibular aqueducts, meningitis).

Exclusion of each of these conditions is not required for trial enrollment.

Recruitment Status: Closed


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