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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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I've been diagnosed with cytomegalovirus. I've been put on medication called valavir. How likely am I to pass it to my partner?

I've been diagnosed with cytomegalovirus. I've been put on medication called valavir. How likely am I to pass it to my partner?

Possible but...: Given the ubiquitous nature of cmv, the chance for an adult to get symptomatic CMV infection is pretty small (most adult are immune because of previous exposure). If you happen to be pregnant, the possibility of transmission of the virus to the fetus is real though. ...Read more

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Cytomegalovirus and sick baby link?

Cytomegalovirus and sick baby link?

Please start over: CMV is a common germ that will infect most of the population at some point. It can produce damage to a fetus if the mother has her infection with it during pregnancy.If infected in late pregnancy or early infancy it can produce deafness. For most who have it in childhood it is a mild mono like illness. Your submission did not ask a clear question. If this info doesn't help, please re-submit ...Read more

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What does cytomegalovirus look like?

What does cytomegalovirus look like?

Image at right: The CMV is visible under an electron microscope in infected tissue & the loaded image represents an artist depiction. Cited from: www. Nist. Gov/mml/biochemical/genetics/cytomegalovirus_srm. Cfm. ...Read more

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How can you treat cytomegalovirus (cmv)?

How can you treat cytomegalovirus (cmv)?

Depends: There's no cure for cmv, and treatment for the virus generally isn't necessary or recommended for healthy children and adults. But if you are immunocompromised due to HIV or treatment after organ transplantation, you may need an antiviral med, such as ganciclovir, depending on where the infection is. ...Read more

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Why does cytomegalovirus causes abortions?

Why does cytomegalovirus causes abortions?

Primary infection: If a women acquires CMV infection during pregnancy, the virus infects the fetus and causes severe injury to multiple organs and may cause fetal death. If a woman get CMV infections, as most of us do during childhood, and becomes pregnant later, the fetus is not affected, even though the virus persists in the body of the woman for the rest of her life. ...Read more

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Have I spread cytomegalovirus (cmv) to my baby?

Have I spread cytomegalovirus (cmv) to my baby?

Primary infection: The mother who somehow avoided CMV in her own childhood is susceptible to a primary infection at any time. If this is experianced during pregnancy, it can be passed to baby & the effect can be negligible or major, depending on the point in pregnancy & the fetus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what congenital cytomegalovirus is?

Pl review article: This is a big question.
Congenital CMV can lead to fetal anomalies and in some cases go unidentified and very mild in presentation.


http://www. Cdc. Gov/cmv/index. Html

This is a viral infection that a pregnant mother can get and then pass it intrauterine to the fetus and then the future newborn baby with varying severity.
Please be aware that all manifestations need not be present at all. ...Read more

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Can a fetus acquire cytomegalovirus without knowing?

They often do: If a woman never had a CMV infection prior to pregnancy, she is susceptible. Since the infection is often dismissed as a mild flu in adults, a mom may experience it during pregnancy, transmit it to the fetus & never know either had it until baby shown up with features of a congenital infection. If acquired late in pregnancy, the child may show few signs other than progressive hearing loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about cytomegalovirus (cmv) positive?

Common: Docs can only post 400 characters in their responses i.e. too long a subject to discuss in this forum. Most people just have a short lived viral syndrome.

Here is some information from the CDC:

http://www. Cdc. Gov/cmv/overview. Html ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.) infection?

What sort of disease is a cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.) infection?

CMViin retina: It can also cause a retinitis and vision loss in patients with a compromised immune system such as cancer patients or HIV positive. ...Read more

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Can cytomegalovirus infections be fatal?

Can cytomegalovirus infections be fatal?

Cytomegalovirus: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the herpesviruses. CMV is a common infection that is usually harmless. Once CMV is in a person's body, it stays there for life.
Most healthy children and adults infected with CMV have no symptoms and may not even know that they have been infected.
Cmv can cause serious disease in people with a weakened immune system and in such instances could be fatal. ...Read more

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What if cytomegalovirus IgG is 11.29 in torch test.?

What if cytomegalovirus IgG is 11.29 in torch test.?

Prior exposure: Given ubiquity of cmv, elevated igg titer may merely means the host had an exposure (infection) in the past. Igm titer rises even after reactivation of cmv. Detection of the virus from the target organ would be more meaningful. ...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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What is cytomegalovirus?

What is cytomegalovirus?

CMV cytomegalovirus: CMV is a common virus that is part of the family of herpes viruses. It infects most people at some point in their lives. It can be spread to children through body fluids like saliva, tears, urine, blood, and even breast milk. It is often transmitted during diaper changes, while bathing, and during other close contact. Teenagers and adults transmit the virus through kissing and sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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What is the cytomegalovirus?

What is the cytomegalovirus?

A DNA virus: Of the herpesviridae family. Very common and usually asymptomatic, unless infects immunocompromised hosts when it becomes a pathogen. Similar to other herpes viruses, primary infection results in establishment of a persistent/latent infection with reactivation in response to different stimuli. See http://www. Cdc. G. ...Read more

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What does a cytomegalovirus of 3.22 mean?

Depends: Lab values and their clinical implications (how it may indicate infection or disease) varies from lab to lab. It also has different meaning based on the health and age of the patient. Most of us are infected by CMV by adulthood. CMV infection is dangerous to unborn babies and immunosuppressed (on chemotherapy) or immunocompromised (HIV) patients where it can cause brain @ retina (eye) infections. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cytomegalovirus.?

Describe the features of cytomegalovirus.?

Many: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has many manifestations. Some of the symptoms depend upon age and some based on underlying health. Two groups are particularly vulnerable: babies and immunocomprimised patients. Any body part can be affected; teens and adults typically show fatigue, fever, stomach ache, swollen glands, or even no symptoms. Babies can suffer develpmental problems, hearing and vision problems. ...Read more

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Is cytomegalovirus always connected to hiv? Please advise!

Is cytomegalovirus always connected to hiv? Please advise!

OK: CMV is a common infection in people who have HIV. BUT having CMV does not mean you have HIV. In people who don't have HIV, CMV is a common usually harmless infection. Most people don't experience any symptoms but for the immunosuppressed and fetuses it can cause serious problems. There is no cure although antivirals can be used and there is no vaccine. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.) infection?

CMV: This is a virus with is very common and causes disease such as mononucleosus type diseases, serious lung or brain infections in some people who can't fight it because of suppressed immune systems. It is treatable with special antiviral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can cytomegalovirus infections be transmitted to my family members?

Rarely: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a herpes family virus, which is often passed by direct contact. The most common form is infectious mononucleolsis which is caused by CMV infection -- and it is passed by direct physical contact. So, it depends what the type of disease you have and what their immune system is like. In general, nearly 80% of people have immunity to cmv, which means they have been exposed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about infections that are provocated with cytomegalovirus?

Can you tell me more about infections that are provocated with cytomegalovirus?

Immune modulation: Not sure if you are asking what infections may be associated w/or co-issues w/cmv. CMV is a (hv) herpes virus (there's 16 of wh/14 infect humans i.E: hsv, vzv, mono (ebv), hhv6, hhv8). Once infect'd virus stay latent w/in. CMV is an immune modulator turning off response to itself and less so to other herpes viruses. Reactiv'n of one means immune system not holding that virus ; others in check. ...Read more

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Cytomegalovirus IgG is 9.26. What does that mean re. How long I've had it, how contagious it is, etc.? What are next steps on managing this? Help!

CMV positive: This means that you have been exposed and infected sometime in the past. Most adults have had CMV in the past. As long as you are not having symptoms like sore throat, fever, lymph nodes, or fatigue it is likely months past. The igm test is what looks at recent infection (either active or in last several weeks) you are not likely contagious if only igg positive. You are immune. ...Read more