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Are there good natural treatments for CMV infection

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Usually none needed: Most CMV infections do not require treatment, alternative or otherwise. CMV needs to be treated when it complicates immune deficiency and in that cas ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Oral vs Intravenous: Intravenous gancyclovir is very effective. Clever chemists have added valine to gancyclovir (valgancyclovir) making it a very effective oral option.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Hyperimmune Ig.: Infusion of hyperimmune anti-cmv immunoglobulin has been shown to improve outcomes from in utero CMV infection. Postnatal treatment is also warranted ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Viral cultures, etc: This form of infection is usually asymptomatic and is acquired at birth by passage through the birth canal or after birth by maternal milk. CMV can c ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, major problem: CMV infection in utero can be fatal or leave the infant with numerous deficiencies, some of which may be life-threatening.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Usually asymptomatic: This form of infection is usually asymptomatic infection is acquired at birth by passage through the birth canal or after birth by maternal milk. CMV ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Viral cultures, etc: The diagnosis is mostly done by tissue and peripheral blood leukosytes. These can take weeks. Other tests, like urine and saliva are not reliable, a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Virus infection: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an infection of the unborn baby which can produce low birth weight, occasionally spontaneous abortion. It can also produce m ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
37 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: According to the match of dimes "cmv is the most common congenital (present at birth) infection in the United States. Each year, about 40, 000 babies ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
CMV infection: CMV= cytomegalovirus, a virus in the herpesvirus family that can infect anyone. CMV is spread by direct contact of body fluids, such as saliva, blood, ... Read More

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