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I have a transplant kidney. My CMV test is positive. I used ganciclovir for 14 days, but what does it do?

I have a transplant kidney. My CMV test is positive. I used ganciclovir for 14 days, but what does it do?

Needs clarification: If your CMV antibody (IgG) test was (+), it indicates that you had a prior exposure to the virus but does not mean an active infection. In most renal transplant recipients, anti-viral medication is usually given to prevent CMV reactivation. If your blood PCR test was (+) for CMV, it indicates active presence of the virus in the blood and its tx requires ganciclovir(IV) or valganciclovir (oral). ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Cassady
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Ganciclovir (Definition)

Ganciclovir is a CMV agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more


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How common is bone marrow depletion when taking ganciclovir? Treating cmv

How common is bone marrow depletion when taking ganciclovir? Treating cmv

Ganciclovir: Fairly common, but depends upon the dosage and duration of therapy. Generally patients receiving this are followed with periodic cbcs to make sure that this potential complication is not becoming seriously threatening. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "cmv IgG was 12"?

CMV: A positive or elevated CMV igg simply means prior exposure, infection or immunization with a CMV viral infection. ...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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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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Does CMV cause ache in ribs?

Does CMV cause ache in ribs?

Maybe: CMV as a virus that mimics mono can present in so many ways. That s not one of them have typically seen, but the body is amazing. I suggest chinese medcicne and acupuncture. I have consistently good outcomes especially with viral illnesses. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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How serious is congenital CMV in a newborn?

How serious is congenital CMV in a newborn?

CMV: from being asymptomatic to death hearing loss vision loss mental disability seizures lack of coordination are some of the other permanent disabilities ...Read more

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What happens with a transplanted kidney if you have cmv?

What happens with a transplanted kidney if you have cmv?

Hopefully nothing...: CMV is one of the most common viral infections after transplant. The virus is often found in the blood (causing weakness, fever) and can also affect tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract and lungs. Sometimes, CMV may directly affect the kidney and its function. With proper therapy (which usually includes intravenous anti-viral medicine), CMV infection can often be treated successfully. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Dhpg (Definition)

DHPG is a CMV agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more


Dr. Ravi Chand
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Cmv Drug (Definition)

CMV agents are a kind of anti-viral ...Read more