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Are there people more susceptible to cytomegalovirus infections?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Immunosuppressed: Immunosuppressed individuals, e.g., aids, transplant recipients, premature newborns are more susceptible to pathogenic effects of cmv.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yes: Immunosuppressed, like hiv, chemo for cancer.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I have diabetes, am I more susceptible to complications with cytomegalovirus infections?

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Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Luanswered
Family Medicine 7 years experience
Probably not: Though diabetes patients are more susceptible to infection in general, CMV complications do not seem to be more common in diabetic patients. CMV complications are more commonly seen in HIV patients, post-transplant patients and the critically ill.
A 23-year-old member asked:

Are young children more susceptible to cytomegalovirus infections?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe: Young children and immunovpromised adults arendt susceptible to symptomatic CMV infection.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I have cancer, am I more susceptible to complications with cytomegalovirus infections?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Immunosuppressed: Immunosuppressed individuals, e.g., aids, transplant recipients, premature newborns are more susceptible to pathogenic effects of cmv.. If treatment for cancer has caused immunosuppression, you could be more susceptible to complications of CMV infection.

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