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Cytomegalovirus Immune Glob Medication
Doctors think my grandpa may have toxoplasmosis of the brain due to his weakened immune system from cytomegalovirus. Is this treatable/curable?
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
I've been diagnosed with cytomegalovirus. I've been put on medication called valavir. How likely am I to pass it to my partner?
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nope: Immune-compromised patients are.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Usually a: Positive igm is seen with a recent infection. The igc label is not familiar to me. ...Read more
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