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Are there good natural treatments for CMV infection?

Are there good natural treatments for CMV infection?

NO!!!: What are "natural" treatments? These otc preparations have seldom had any proven effectiveness, they have been implicated in the production of numerous problems due to contamination by substances not listed on the packages, they are unregulated supplements not supervised by fda. Why would you spend good money on ineffective materials? ...Read more

Dr. John Botti
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Cmv Infection (Definition)

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, urine, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. CMV infection can have a wide range of symptoms from no symptoms to symptoms of fever and fatigue (resembling infectious mononucleosis) to severe symptoms involving brain, ...Read more


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Which treatments for CMV infection are most effective?

Which treatments for CMV infection are most effective?

Usually none needed: Usually no treatment is needed for CMV infection. CMV becomes a problem in people with immune deficiency and it is the immune disorder that needs priority attention. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for prenatal CMV infection?

What is the treatment for prenatal CMV infection?

Hyperimmune Ig.: Infusion of hyperimmune anti-cmv immunoglobulin has been shown to improve outcomes from in utero CMV infection. Postnatal treatment is also warranted with antivirals. ...Read more

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What are the tests for prenatal CMV infection?

What are the tests for prenatal CMV infection?

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 cause protracted interstitial pneumonia in premature infants. The diagnosis is mostly done by tissue and peripheral blood leukosytes. These can take weeks. Other tests, like urine and saliva are not reliable, and ab titers can take 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Congenital CMV infection --can it be a problem?

Yes, major problem: CMV infection in utero can be fatal or leave the infant with numerous deficiencies, some of which may be life-threatening. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of prenatal CMV infection?

What are the symptoms of prenatal CMV infection?

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 can cause protracted interstitial pneumonia in premature infants. ...Read more

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What are the tests for fetal CMV infection?

What are the tests for fetal CMV infection?

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, and ab titers can take 4 weeks. ...Read more

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I've heard different things. What exactly is fetal CMV infection?

Virus infection: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an infection of the unborn baby which can produce low birth weight, occasionally spontaneous abortion. It can also produce microcephaly (small brain size), jaundice and other severe changes in the newborn. This is a common virus which is often routinely screened for in pregnant women. ...Read more

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What happens to my child as a result of CMV infection?

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 are born with CMV infection. Luckily, the virus does not harm most of them. But about 4, 000 of these babies develop mental retardation, learning disabilities, hearing loss, vision loss, or other disabilities as a result of CMV infection. ". ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: CMV infection?

What is the definition or description of: CMV infection?

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, urine, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. CMV infection can have a wide range of symptoms from no symptoms to symptoms of fever and fatigue (resembling infectious mononucleosis) to severe symptoms involving brain, eyes and other organs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Prenatal CMV infection?

Prenatal CMV: When CMV seronegative mothers contract primary CMV infection during pregnancy, roughly 50% will transmit to the infection to the fetus. About 25% of the infected fetuses are then born with symptoms, which may include pneumonia, gastrointestinal, retinal and neurological disease. ...Read more

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Amnio due to CMV infection at wk16 is negative. Probability of transmitting after amnio and if yes, r symptoms serious? Need to repeat amnio at wk 21?

Amnio due to CMV infection at wk16 is negative. Probability of transmitting after amnio and if yes, r symptoms serious? Need to repeat amnio at wk 21?

Clarify with doctor: If you amnio was negative then it sounds like CMV is not an issue. Clarify with the doctor doing the testing to confirm exactly what applies in your unique circumstance ...Read more

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I have congenital CMV infection is it genetic?

No: This is not passed through the genes. It is caused if a woman develops a CMV infection while pregnant, passing it to baby during the process. ...Read more

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How should I treat CMV infection?

How should I treat CMV infection?

You do not: Vast majority of the CMV infections are sub-clinical, i.e., without signs or symptoms. Why do you want to treat CMV infection?
If CMV infection needs treatment, the patient has other serious health issues and it is not something you would treat yourself for. ...Read more

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What are the tests for CMV infection?

What are the tests for CMV infection?

Blood and urine: Blood for CMV antibodies: IgM and igg and urine culture. Often a metabolic profile is done to look at the liver functions and a blood count to look at the white cell response. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of CMV infection?

What are the symptoms of CMV infection?

Varied: CMV can present like a common cold or like mono with fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes, even abnormal liver functions. In newborns it can be very problematic with many symptoms or it can be totally asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Can a cytomegalovirus (cmv) infection cause intense rib and chest pain that lasts for up to 6 weeks?

Can a cytomegalovirus (cmv) infection cause intense rib and chest pain that lasts for up to 6 weeks?

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. ...Read more

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Post kidney transplant, how can I avoid CMV infection?

Post kidney transplant, how can I avoid CMV infection?

You really can't: Most people have CMV on board already, from kissing adults as kids, or other young people as teens, or from transfused blood. CMV may flare and need to be treated when your immunity wanes on immunosuppression. And kissing your new grandkids (who may already have cmv) is very much worth the risk. Best wishes and good luck on this adventure -- glad you received a transplant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post kidney transplant, how avoid CMV infection?

CMV prophylaxis: Most people in the community are CMV+ (had exposure in the past) but the virus does not cause problems if your immune system is functioning normally. However, if you are on anti-rejection meds to prevent organ rejection, CMV virus that used to be dormant in the body might get reactivated and make you sick. Most Tx programs will put patients on anti-viral meds for the 1st 3 months to prevent CMV. ...Read more

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If I am suffering from rubella virus infection, and CMV infection, than chances of HIV infection is how much?

If I am suffering from rubella virus infection, and CMV infection, than chances of HIV infection is how much?

There is no link: Those diseaes are not linked--you need to be tested for them individually and having one does not confer risk for the other. But are you sure you have active rubella and cmv, or just evidence of past infection? Consult with your doctor directly. ...Read more

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I had CMV infection during childhood. Igt swollen glands nd fever 3 to 4 times. Now I have antibody to cmv. Will I get the infection again?

I had CMV infection during childhood. Igt swollen glands nd fever 3 to 4 times. Now I have antibody to cmv. Will I get the infection again?

Not likely: Not likely, primary wild type CMV infection induces good immunity and you have CMV antibodies. You may have fever and swollen glands due to many other reasons ...Read more

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Had CMV infection during childhood. Hvng sinus, nasal polyp. Get sinus infection often. Vng small lump behind ear for 3 years. What could be the cause?

Had CMV infection during childhood. Hvng sinus, nasal polyp. Get sinus infection often. Vng small lump behind ear for 3 years. What could be the cause?

Consult allergist: There are many reasons but none likely related to CMV infection in childhood. Given your problem, you may need an allergy -immunology evaluation plus a CT sinus scan. ENT intervention may also be needed if anatomic obstruction of the sinus openings is found. ...Read more

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I got missed of 1 month pregnency, after torch evalution it was rubella virus, herpes, & CMV infection, doc prescribe me spiramycin, now what to do?

Weigh risks: Not sure I completely understand, but if you were diagnosed with rubella or CMV early in pregnancy, there could be some serious effects on the baby. How far along are you? You may want to consider ending the pregnancy if the infection reached the fetus. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more

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What are the implications of having CMV virus and diabetes t2 when you are inmunocompetent. I had a big CMV infection 5 month ago with liver and spleen inflamation. Fever, decay and weight loss.

What are the implications of having CMV virus and diabetes t2 when you are inmunocompetent. I had a big CMV infection 5 month ago with liver and spleen inflamation. Fever, decay and weight loss.

Long term problem: Several problems may occur with immune
deficiency. Long term management will
possibly be necessary. A large medical
system with specialists of all fields may be
necessary to manage this. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cytomegalovirus infection?

What is the treatment for cytomegalovirus infection?

CMV: Most infections are subclinical and/or self-limited and do not require treatment. Ganciclovir is generally reserved for infections in the immune suppressed person. ...Read more

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Which is the treatment or anti-biotic for cytomegalovirus infection?

Which is the treatment or anti-biotic for cytomegalovirus infection?

Usually no treatment: Most of the time no treatment is needed. No antibiotics are effective against cmv. Antiviral drugs are used in exceptional circumstances. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/cmv/ds00938. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having CMV infections in consecutive pregnancies?

Very low: CMV infection that affects a pregnancy and causes complications is usually a result of a first infection. Because immunity generally results after an infection, the likelihood of having complications occur again are very rare. ...Read more

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I need a straight answer. What is CMV infections?

I need a straight answer. What is CMV infections?

Viral infection: CMV stands for cytomegalo viirus. More than 50% of the population acquires the infection in childhood without any symptoms, signs or disease. Primary CMV infection in a pregnant woman can cause serious disease in the fetus. Adults with immune deficiency may reactivate their latent CMV and develop various illnesses from it, e.g., retinitis, vasculitis. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more