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Dr. John Botti
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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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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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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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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 sort of disease is cervical lymphadenopathy?

It's not: Cervical (neck) or any other location lymphadenopathy isn't a disease. It is a sign/symptom. It may be anything on a huge differential diagnosis list. See discussion in this manuscript: http://www. Mayoclinicproceedings. Org/article/s0025-6196 (11)64620-x/fulltext. ...Read more

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Can cytomegalovirus infections harm my unborn child?

Can cytomegalovirus infections harm my unborn child?

Depends: Serious complications such as sensorineural hearing loss and developmental delay are often noted in infants born to mothers who developed primary CMV infection (first time) during her pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have cervical lymphadenopathy?

Probably: It likely would depend on how you feel. Enlarged lymph nodes in your neck can result from ear, nose, throat, or viral infections - and the lymphadenopathy may take days or weeks to resolve even after the infection has resolved. If you have a highly contagious infection, you should avoid exposing others regardless of your lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting cervical lymphadenopathy?

Enlarged lymph: Nodes around the neck are very common, especially in children. Far and away the most common cause of these in the front of the neck is viral upper respiratory infections. Such nodes in the back of the neck can be a bit more concerning, particularly in adults. Other causes: strep throat, infected nodes (lymphadenitis), imflammatory conditions, malignancies (lymphoma and others). ...Read more

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Cervical lymphadenopathy with scan, can you tell me more about this?

Yes: Cervical lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes in the neck) can be caused by several things. They range from benign (such as an infection) to serious (as in cancer). Your doctor, after doing a thorough history and physical, can determine how serious it is and if you need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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What are causes and treatments for reactive lymphadenopathy of the neck?

What are causes and treatments for reactive lymphadenopathy of the neck?

Reactive: Reactive lymphadenopathy is commonly referred to enlarged lymph nodes secondary to a different cause- most likely infection, allergies, trauma, sometimes drugs. It is not a disease of the lymph node. The treatment is generally directed towards its cause, if found. ...Read more

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I wake up drenched in sweat. My skin is not itchy and I don't have lymphadenopathy.?

I wake up drenched in sweat. My skin is not itchy and I don't have lymphadenopathy.?

Many possibilities: Start by taking your temperature, ideally before you wake up soaked with sweat, because sweating is one way the body has of cooling you off when you have fever. Night sweats are classically associated with tuberculosis but there are many other causes. The best thing would be to see an infectious diseases doctor or start out with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Gp no help - which specialist is best to see to help diagnose lymphadenopathy please?

Lymphadenopathy: Where is the location of the lymphadenopathy? How big it is? Lymphadenopathy can be caused by trauma, infection, inflammation, autoimmune disease, malignancy etc. It depends on the location, the size, symptoms and other result of blood work- oncologist as well as infectious disease deal with lymphadenopathy. If it is located on the neck- need to see ENT to chek head and neck area. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called an infection of the fetus with cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.).?

Describe the disorder called an infection of the fetus with cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.).?

CMV infection: Very rarely in pregnancy the fetus can get CMV infection. This infection rarely affect the baby. Worse case scenario could be some hearing problems and neuronal development. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood that my child will be born premature if I have a cytomegalovirus infection?

Unlikely, but...: CMV infections are often asymptomatic in mothers and if acquired for the first time early in pregnancy, may in some cases lead to serious newborn effects. The majority of children of CMV + moms will be asymptomatic or unaffected, but about 10% will have a certain tye of hearing loss, dental problems and/or temporary infalmmation of the eye. If you have acute CMV during pregnancy, confer with a maternal fetal medicine specialist about potential interventions to protect the unborn baby. ...Read more

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In any oral malignancy, is it possible that total leukocytes count is normal and no lymphadenopathy.

In any oral malignancy, is it possible that total leukocytes count is normal and no lymphadenopathy.

Yes, possible: Most oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. If early stage, there will be no spread to the lymph nodes. Also the total leukocyte count will not be affected. ...Read more

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My grandpa has human cytomegalovirus. What are the chances that I caught this by simply kissing him on the lips?

My grandpa has human cytomegalovirus. What are the chances that I caught this by simply kissing him on the lips?

~everybody gets it: Almost everybody gets CMV and can from infancy up until old age. It is not recurrent like a cold, but it is so common in the gereral population you can be exposed almost anywhere. Any shopping cart, door knob, counter top, railing, etc could hold the virus long enough that you get exposed. Innocently wiping your face can transfer it to your mouth where it enters to infect you. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more