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How is CMV usually diagnosed?

How is CMV usually diagnosed?

Blood test: Cytomegalovirus infection is diagnosed by a variety of blood tests. It is part of the standard battery of tests given to pregnant moms. Once you have been infected, you are immune for life. As a result, if a pregnant mom has never been infected, she needs to be very careful to stay away from sick people, many of whom might have cmv. ...Read more

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How is CMV diagnosed?

How is CMV diagnosed?

Viral culture: Antibody testing for CMV is not useful. The only way to really diagnose CMV infection is to detect it in bodily fluids by viral culture. ...Read more

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How dangerous is cmv?

How dangerous is cmv?

Depends: CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection in children and young adults with intact immune system is usually a trivial infection. However, pregnant mother becomes infected the first time, the virus infects her fetus. Sensorineural hearing loss and developmental delay are common sequelae following congenital CMV infection. ...Read more

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Could CMV be transfered through food?

Could CMV be transfered through food?

No: Not unless you count breast milk as food. It is transmitted person to person in various body fluids and secretions. Not in food, not in water, not in animals. ...Read more

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Is CMV remains in body all the life ?

Is CMV remains in body all the life  ?

Yes,usually no prob.: CMV is in the herpes family & many viruses in that family, like herpes simplex, Epstein Barr virus, chickenpox, HHV 6 & CMV infect virtually everyone & live in our bodies forever. For those with a healthy immune system this is not a problem as our bodies can keep them in a inactive state where they do not cause problems. However, people who are immunocomprised may develop chronic active infection. ...Read more

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What are the effects of CMV on the baby?

What are the effects of CMV on the baby?

Varies: Vast majority will have no symptoms with maternal infection and do fine. Of babies who do have congenital infection they may have low birth weight, rash, small head size, enlarged liver or spleen reaction, seizures, small head size, retardation, inflamed retina (eye) and vision loss or may seem fine at birth but present late with hearing loss, coordination problems or retardation. ...Read more

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My son has cmv. Is that something serious?

What do you mean?: Does your son have infection with cmv? And if so, what type of infection? Dr. Lau is absolutely correct in that most people recover uneventfully, but if you son has a problem with his immune system CMV can create some very severe problems. ...Read more

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How is CMV transmitted and how to know where it exist in body ?

How is CMV transmitted and how to know where it exist in body ?

CMV: CMV virus spreads through body fluids, blood, saliva, urine, semen and breastfeeding. Can infect many organs including central nervous system, lungs, heart, liver, Gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract. ...Read more