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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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Colitis (Definition)

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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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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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How does infectious colitis spread from person to person? My dad was diagnosed with it last night.

How does infectious colitis spread from person to person? My dad was diagnosed with it last night.

Usually: It's related to spread of the infectious agent in the stool making it your mouth, as in the orofecal route. This can happen with optimal hand hygiene is undertaken with diarrhea and the infectious agent isn't cleaned off one's hands and then can contaminant your food. ...Read more

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Can a person bleed to death with colitis?

Colitis and death: Colitis - inflammation of the colon - can be caused by many different things including ischemea (inadequate blood supply). Rarely this cause leads to severe bleeding and sudden death. Infections, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease can cause many symptoms but rarely result direclty in death (uc is associated with cancer, however). Bleeding can occur without colitis and this can (rarely) be fatal. ...Read more

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If one has the CMV virus for how is this person contagious?

If one has the CMV virus for how is this person contagious?

Hard to say: CMV is one of the infections that can achieve a latent or hibernating state & reactivate periodically. Day care center studies have documented 30-70% urine or saliva prevalence in 1-3yo. Adults also shed the virus periodically after infection. Regular hygienic practices should be followed in all age groups at any time & those recovering from CMV should not be treated any differently. ...Read more

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What percentage of ppl with UC get surgery? what are the odds for the person who has mild left sided colitis. i have no symptoms,no bleeding,off meds

25-40%: Most diseases can vary in their course to a greater or lesser extent. Medicines help some better than others. Surgery in ulcerative colitiis pt's occurs in 24-40% according to this great page by the Surgery Division at UCSF: http://colorectal.surgery.ucsf.edu/conditions--procedures/ulcerative-colitis.aspx ...Read more

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