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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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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


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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 tests for CMV infections?

What are the tests for CMV infections?

CMV PCR: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test is considered the gold standard. Viral cultures take too long for results to come back and are rarely used. ...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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What's your opinion on treating CMV infections?

Usually none needed: Vast majority of CMV infections are subclinical and need no treatment. When CMV infections may require treatment, it is the associated disease process allowing CMV to be pathogenic that need to be addressed first. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of my kid having CMV infections?

Probably none: 50-80% of the population has been infected with cmv, mostly during childhood. A few people develop a mono like illness, e.g., fever, sore throat; but most are asymptomatic. Unless your kid has immune deficiency or an inter-current serious illness there is no reason to worry. If an adult develops immune deficiency the long ago infection can become active and serious. ...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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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

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Dr. John Botti
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Cmv Infection (Definition)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is an illness caused by infection with the cytomegalovirus. The virus can infect a wide range of organs, including the eyes, the digestive tract, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Infections (Definition)

Viral infections are common causes of illness. Severity of viral infections can range from minor colds ...Read more