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if you treat a cytomegalovirus infection, does the antibody count lower?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not likely: CMV hardly ever needs treatment. The exceptions are infection in newborns and those with immune deficiency. Treatment is not likely to affect antibody titers.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

When you treat a cytomegalovirus infection, does the CMV antibody count lower?

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Dr. Salma Elfaki
Pediatrics 21 years experience
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 body is fighting something. The igg antibodies are indicators of long term immunity and those remain elevated for the rest of your life.
A 47-year-old member asked:

If you treat a cytomegalovirus infection for example taking oral valgacyclovir, will the CMV antibody count lower?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not likely: Treatment for CMV is not needed often and treatment is not likely to affect the antibody titer.

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