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How Long Does Cough Associated With Cytomegalovirus Last
My girlfrd was diagnosed with cytomegalovirus and i had mouth to mouth kissin with my girlfrd a month ago. I am having cough now, should I be worried?
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
About 2-6 weeks.: Transmission of CMV may not even involve any symptoms, let alone fever. If it does occur, clinical illness from cmv, which is most commonly manifested by mononucleosis in normal hosts beyond the neonatal periode, lasts 2-6 weeks, and can include prolonged high fevers, chills, malaise, and fatigue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cytomegalovirus IgG is 9.26. What does that mean re. How long i've had it, how contagious it is, etc.? What are next steps on managing this? Help!
CMV positive: This means that you have been exposed and infected sometime in the past. Most adults have had CMV in the past. As long as you are not having symptoms like sore throat, fever, lymph nodes, or fatigue it is likely months past. The igm test is what looks at recent infection (either active or in last several weeks) you are not likely contagious if only igg positive. You are immune. ...Read more
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
I have a bad sore throat, bloody mucus, dry cough, slight peeling off fingertips, congestion. I have recent CMV infection. Is it from a cold or 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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This is a big question.
Congenital CMV can lead to fetal anomalies and in some cases go unidentified and very mild in presentation.
This is a viral infection that a pregnant mother can get and then pass it intrauterine to the fetus and then the future newborn baby with varying severity.
Please be aware that all manifestations need not be present at all. ...Read more
They often do: If a woman never had a CMV infection prior to pregnancy, she is susceptible.Since the infection is often dismissed as a mild flu in adults, a mom may experience it during pregnancy, transmit it to the fetus & never know either had it until baby shown up with features of a congenital infection. If acquired late in pregnancy, the child may show few signs other than progressive hearing loss. ...Read more
Docs can only post 400 characters in their responses i.e. too long a subject to discuss in this forum. Most people just have a short lived viral syndrome.
Here is some information from the CDC:
http://www.cdc.gov/cmv/overview.html ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with cytomegalovirus. I've been put on medication called valavir. How likely am i to pass it to my partner?
Rarely: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a herpes family virus, which is often passed by direct contact. The most common form is infectious mononucleolsis which is caused by CMV infection -- and it is passed by direct physical contact. So, it depends what the type of disease you have and what their immune system is like. In general, nearly 80% of people have immunity to cmv, which means they have been exposed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually a: Positive igm is seen with a recent infection. The igc label is not familiar to me. ...Read more
Yes & no: While the elderly can be vulnerable to any new viral infection most are immune from having it in childhood. The most vulnerable group are fetuses who get infected when their mothers get their primary infection during pregnancy. This can result in an infant who has major organ damage, brain damage & progressive hearing loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No known : Effective natural treatment. CMV infection is mostly innocuous and does not require treatment. It may be treated in immune deficient individuals if it causes disease. See this site for more info.http://www.aidsinfonet.org/fact_sheets/view/504?lang=eng. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more