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Doctor insights on: Cytomegalovirus Residence In Developing Country

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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


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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Cytomegalovirus and sick baby link?

Cytomegalovirus and sick baby link?

CMV cytomegalovirus: I wouln't consider it a link but CMV is one of a group of infectious agents that cause newborn infections in addition to bacteria (group b strep, e. Coli) and other viruses (herpes simplex). ...Read more