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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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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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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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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 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 cytomegalovirus infections be fatal?

Can cytomegalovirus infections be fatal?

Cytomegalovirus: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the herpesviruses.. CMV is a common infection that is usually harmless. Once CMV is in a person's body, it stays there for life. Most healthy children and adults infected with CMV have no symptoms and may not even know that they have been infected. Cmv can cause serious disease in people with a weakened immune system and in such instances could be fatal. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get cytomegalovirus infection?

50-80%: More than half the people have been infected with CMV and carry the virus in their white blood cells. Some people experience a mono like illness at initial infection. Among adults, usually only immunosuppressed people get the disease due to infection. Primary infection in the mother, while pregnant, can have devastating consequences for the fetus. ...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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What if cytomegalovirus IgG is 11.29 in torch test.?

What if cytomegalovirus IgG is 11.29 in torch test.?

Prior exposure: Given ubiquity of cmv, elevated igg titer may merely means the host had an exposure (infection) in the past. Igm titer rises even after reactivation of cmv. Detection of the virus from the target organ would be more meaningful. ...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 best way to treat acute cytomegalovirus infection?

Usually no need to: Treat. Most people have had CMV infection and in otherwise healthy people, it may cause, at worst, a flu like illness and does not need treatment. If a person has other complicating issues, especially immune deficiency then it would need the expertise of an infectious disease expert. It is not a do-it-yourself issue. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting cytomegalovirus infection?

Yes: This is not a very infectious organism. It requires a host that is immunusupressed in some way. More likely in uncontrolled diabetics, aids patients and cancer patients on chemo. With a normal immune system infection is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do about acute cytomegalovirus infection?

Is there anything i can do about acute cytomegalovirus infection?

CME: no treatment is currently recommended in healthy individuals whose immune systems are normal. Antiviral drugs are recommended in patients with depressed immunity who have either sight related or life threatening illness due to CMV infection. For more information log onto CDC.gov and search for CMV ...Read more

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Do lots of people get cytomegalovirus infection, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get cytomegalovirus infection, or is it unusual?

Pretty common: Most people have been exposed to the virus, but it generally only causes serious side effects in pregnant women (well on their unborn babies), young babies or immunocompromised individuals (those undergoing transplants, those who have cancer). ...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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Can you please discuss cytomegalovirus and how does it affect pregnancy?

Can you please discuss cytomegalovirus and how does it affect pregnancy?

CMV: CMV can be transmitted from mom to her unborn baby during pregnancy. The virus in the mother’s blood crosses over the placenta and infects the baby's blood. Most babies with congenital CMV infection never have health problems. But in some, congenital CMV infection causes health problems that may be apparent at birth or may develop later during infancy or childhood. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more