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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?

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?

A little bit: CMV can cause severe infection. But most of the time the infections are undetected. A mild general malaise is the most common symptomatology. You can become more educated by visiting the cdc.Gov/cmv/index.Html. ...Read more

Dr. John Botti
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Cmv Infection (Definition)

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


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How long should a fever last with cytomegalovirus infection?

How long should a fever last with cytomegalovirus infection?

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 more

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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!

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

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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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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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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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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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Can you tell me what congenital cytomegalovirus is?

Pl review article: This is a big question.
Congenital CMV can lead to fetal anomalies and in some cases go unidentified and very mild in presentation.


http://www.cdc.gov/cmv/index.html

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

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Can a fetus acquire cytomegalovirus without knowing?

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

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Can you tell me more about cytomegalovirus(cmv) positive?

Common: 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

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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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Can cytomegalovirus infections be transmitted to my family members?

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 more

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Can I get pregnant if I have cytomegalovirus (cmv)?

Can I get pregnant if I have cytomegalovirus (cmv)?

Yes: CMV infections are not uncommon. Many adults will show past infection with CMV which they probably interpretted as a bad cold-like illness. CMV infections can reactivate but as i said they are actually quite common in the general population. ...Read more

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Are the elderly more acceptable to cytomegalovirus infections?

Are the elderly more acceptable to cytomegalovirus infections?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: cytomegalovirus antibodies?

What is the definition or description of: cytomegalovirus antibodies?

Prior contact: CMV antibodies means your body has been exposed to this virus in the past and has developed antibodies against it. ...Read more

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Is there natural treatment for cytomegalovirus and how to use it. ?

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

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Will hygiene improve the chances of avoiding cytomegalovirus infections?

May be: By age 22 you probably already have been infected with cmv. If you are so inclined, you could get tested to see if you have been exposed to the virus. CMV is ubiquitous and harmless in healthy people. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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