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does cytomegalovirus cause cmv encephalitis

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Dr. PRADIP SHAH
41 years experience Infectious Disease
YES CAN CAUSE HEADAC: Any encephalitis can cause headahes.

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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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A specialized drug: CMV encephalitis is rare and usually associated with immune impairment from a lot of different causes. A drug called gancyclovir can be effective at t ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
PCR testing.: 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 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Devil's grip?: I'm betting you had a concurrent coxsackie virus infection. It's infamous for doing this. Read up on "pleurodynia". Hope you're better soon.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: CMV infections are not uncommon. Many adults will show past infection with CMV which they probably interpretted as a bad cold-like illness. CMV infe ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
BigDealPregnancy&: It is a big deal if you have a weak immune system and if you are pregnant only Once infected with CMV the virus stays dormant in your body for life Ne ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes,unlikely: CMV is acquired & spread often in toddlers/kids. The primary routes include saliva (acute illness)and urine (for months). Exposure during diaper c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: There's no cure for cmv, and treatment for the virus generally isn't necessary or recommended for healthy children and adults. But if you are immunoco ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Primary infection: The mother who somehow avoided CMV in her own childhood is susceptible to a primary infection at any time. If this is experianced during pregnancy, it ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Salma Elfaki
21 years experience Pediatrics
Sort of: The body has different antibodies in response to any infection. The IgM antibodies usually rise during an active infection and are a sign that the bod ... Read More
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