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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

Dr. Henry Selke
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Immunosuppression (Definition)

Our immune systems are complex, with defense functions against external threats and internal functions that define us as unique individuals. Therapeutic medications to control diseases of overactivity of the immune system (like lupus) or to prevent rejection of transplanted organs we want to trick the body into considering "self" have consequences caused by unwanted ...Read more


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How does radiation cause immunosuppression?

How does radiation cause immunosuppression?

Damaging DNA: Radiation damages DNA. For muscle, bone, or other long-lived cells, the cell may ignore the damage unless it is critical. For cells that are short lived or rapidly-dividing, like immune cells, the cell senses the damage and either commits cell-suicide or stops all its functions. Thus radiation prevents immune cell activation plus the production of new immune cells. Ask your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Can a cytomegalovirus infection cause infertility?

Can a cytomegalovirus infection cause infertility?

CMV and Fertility: While CMV can increase the risk for birth defects, it does not affect the ability to conceive. Cmv positive blood tests are quite common. Take the details for a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility for advice. ...Read more

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Can a cytomegalovirus (cmv) infection cause intense rib and chest pain that lasts for up to 6 weeks?

Can a cytomegalovirus (cmv) infection cause intense rib and chest pain that lasts for up to 6 weeks?

Devil's grip?: I'm betting you had a concurrent coxsackie virus infection. It's infamous for doing this. Read up on "pleurodynia". Hope you're better soon. ...Read more

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Can cytomegalovirus cause peripheral neuropathy or vestibular neuritis?

Can cytomegalovirus cause peripheral neuropathy or vestibular neuritis?

Yes: I can only relate to vestibular neuritis and yes it is virtually always a viral infection of the vestibular nerve or the ganglion cells of the vestibular nerve. Cytomegalovirus is one of the viruses that can cause this. It is usually a self limited disease and there is no specific treatment except for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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My VCA IgG is 1:640, EBV IgG is 1:160, and cytomegalovirus IgG is 4.32, can this cause horrible fatigue, body pains and weight loss?

My VCA IgG is 1:640, EBV IgG is 1:160, and cytomegalovirus IgG is 4.32, can this cause horrible fatigue, body pains and weight loss?

Need IGM values: The IGG levels mean nothing by themselves. You need to know if the IGM is positive. It is the IGM that indicates active disease. ...Read more

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Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause immunosuppression? Can prednisone cause latent TB to become active in a patient with chronic sinusitis?

Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause immunosuppression? Can prednisone cause latent TB to become active in a patient with chronic sinusitis?

Two questions: 1) no hashimoto's thyroiditis is a auto- immune disease which does not cause immune suppression. 2) chronic use of steroids ( prednisone) can cause immune-suppression and can modify response to PPD ( TB test). ...Read more

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Is there any viral infections known to cause bone pain of 2 and a half months along with severe immune suppression that last with out treatment forit?

Is there any viral infections known to cause  bone pain of 2 and a half months along with severe immune suppression that last with out treatment forit?

Chikungunya: I don't know if you would have the appropriate exposure history - but chikunguyna comes to mind. It's possible to get infected with this by a mosquito - then have prolonged joint/bone pains. Best to see a doctor about this... http://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/symptoms/index.html ...Read more

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What about radiation for breast cancer hitting the thymus gland? Can this not cause immune suppression?

What about radiation for breast cancer hitting the thymus gland?  Can this not cause immune suppression?

Not usually: The thymus is largest in weight at puberty and then regresses. Immune system than is maintained by other sources in the body. Immune cells are cells in the blood stream and bone marrow in adults. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Immune Suppression (Definition)

Immune system suppressors are a kind of ...Read more