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How is CMV usually diagnosed?

How is CMV usually diagnosed?

Blood test: Cytomegalovirus infection is diagnosed by a variety of blood tests. It is part of the standard battery of tests given to pregnant moms. Once you have been infected, you are immune for life. As a result, if a pregnant mom has never been infected, she needs to be very careful to stay away from sick people, many of whom might have cmv. ...Read more

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Could CMV be transfered through food?

Could CMV be transfered through food?

No: Not unless you count breast milk as food. It is transmitted person to person in various body fluids and secretions. Not in food, not in water, not in animals. ...Read more

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Is CMV remains in body all the life ?

Is CMV remains in body all the life  ?

Yes,usually no prob.: CMV is in the herpes family & many viruses in that family, like herpes simplex, Epstein Barr virus, chickenpox, HHV 6 & CMV infect virtually everyone & live in our bodies forever. For those with a healthy immune system this is not a problem as our bodies can keep them in a inactive state where they do not cause problems. However, people who are immunocomprised may develop chronic active infection. ...Read more

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My son has cmv. Is that something serious?

My son has cmv. Is that something serious?

What do you mean?: Does your son have infection with cmv? And if so, what type of infection? Dr. Lau is absolutely correct in that most people recover uneventfully, but if you son has a problem with his immune system CMV can create some very severe problems. ...Read more

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Can I have a baby if I have cmv?

Can I have a baby if I have cmv?

Most can: Most women have CMV in childhood and develop protective antibodies that will prevent problems during later pregnancies. If you have CMV as a non-pregnant adult, you will also develop antibodies that protect you/baby later. The scary time is if you get CMV for the first time while you are pregnant, as this can injure baby. ...Read more

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Is my unborn baby protected from cmv?

Is my unborn baby protected from cmv?

Depends on situation: The most burdensome problems with CMV occur when a mom gets infected during pregnancy & the virus gets into the baby during the blood phase of mom's illness. If mom had it as a child, she likely has protective antibodies that will prevent this from occurring.If tests prior to pregnancy show you cmv+, then its unlikely your kid will get it.If cmv-, avoid exposures to little kids that could have it. ...Read more

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If you had to boil it down, what is cmv?

If you had to boil it down, what is cmv?

Cytomegalovirus: CMV is a virus that most people have been exposed to. The virus may cause a mild flu-like illness initially and then becomes latent (inactive). In the immunocompromised, the virus may reactivate and cause inflammation of the colon (colitis), small intestine (enteritis), the esophagus (esophagitis) and the bladder (cystitis). ...Read more

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Is CMV common in usa? Is it rare for it to be deadly?

Is CMV common in usa? Is it rare for it to be deadly?

CMV is very common: Yes. CMV infection is a very common childhood illness in most cases. There is currently a lot of research going on about chronic active infection with CMV and it's potential ties to other chronic and life threatening illnesses. It is rare for it to be deadly in and of itself. ...Read more

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What are the complications of CMV virus?

What are the complications of CMV virus?

Varies.: Most people have been in contact with CMV, but only people with weakened immune systems tend to get seriously ill with it. One of the most serious complications is pneumonia followed by encephalitis. There can be serious problems if the virus is contracted by pregnant women. ...Read more

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How readily is CMV colitis transferred from person to person?

How readily is CMV colitis transferred from person to person?

Depends: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is itself highly contagious. However, it rarely causes a problem in a person with an intact immune system. Serious infections occur in fetuses (devastating!) whose moms get CMV while pregnant and in immunocompromised patients (with aids or organ transplant recipients). It is this last group that is most likely to get CMV colitis. ...Read more

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What is CMV shunt infection?

What is CMV shunt infection?

Viral infection: CMV (cytomegalovirus) usually does not produce an overt infection in healthy people, but in those who are immunocompromised (as in end-stage renal disease, hiv, different forms of cancer) the infection can become serious. If a shunt is infected, it will need treatment and you will have to talk to your doctor about this. Is this a av shunt for dialysis, or a different shunt? ...Read more

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Cmv IgG is contagious for how long?

Cmv IgG is contagious for how long?

CMV: Your question is a bit unclear: if you have been tested for CMV and you have igg antibodies it means that the acute infection is being dealt with by your immune system and the disease is no longer in the acute phase. ...Read more

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What does having CMV hepatitis mean?

What does having CMV hepatitis mean?

Viral infection: It means a hepatitis caused by the virus cytonegalovirus. ...Read more

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Does a monospot test look for EBV and cmv?

Does a monospot test look for EBV and cmv?

EBV: However, the mono spot is not the best test to do. For more information, it is better to check ebv titers. ...Read more

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How serious is congenital CMV in a newborn?

How serious is congenital CMV in a newborn?

CMV: from being asymptomatic to death hearing loss vision loss mental disability seizures lack of coordination are some of the other permanent disabilities ...Read more

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Is CMV colitis dangerous for an unborn child?

Is CMV colitis dangerous for an unborn child?

Yes: Pregnant women should stay away from people known to have active CMV infections. ...Read more

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Is someone infected CMV also infected with ebv?

Yes or no: Totally separate but by adulthood, many people have been infected with both. ...Read more

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What happens with a transplanted kidney if you have cmv?

What happens with a transplanted kidney if you have cmv?

Hopefully nothing...: CMV is one of the most common viral infections after transplant. The virus is often found in the blood (causing weakness, fever) and can also affect tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract and lungs. Sometimes, CMV may directly affect the kidney and its function. With proper therapy (which usually includes intravenous anti-viral medicine), CMV infection can often be treated successfully. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: CMV antibodies?

What is the definition or description of: CMV antibodies?

IgG and IgM: Igm is the early antibody a baby makes when exposed to cmv. It is short lived in the body usuaaly less than 6 months to a year. During this 6 month to one yr the body makes life long immunity antibody igg in the first six months of life the baby may have materal igg that passed thru the placenta. ...Read more

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How are symptoms different in a woman, from HSV 2 to cmv?

How are symptoms different in a woman, from HSV 2 to cmv?

Different: Although both are herpes viruses they both present differently hsv has pain and lesions cmv has no pain, no lesions and also can cause birth defects. If you have more questions - please ask. ...Read more