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How readily is CMV colitis transferred from person to person?

How readily is CMV colitis transferred from person to person?

Depends: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is itself highly contagious. However, it rarely causes a problem in a person with an intact immune system. Serious infections occur in fetuses (devastating!) whose moms get CMV while pregnant and in immunocompromised patients (with aids or organ transplant recipients). It is this last group that is most likely to get CMV colitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

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Is CMV colitis dangerous for an unborn child?

Is CMV colitis dangerous for an unborn child?

Yes: Pregnant women should stay away from people known to have active CMV infections. ...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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What are the effects of positive CMV for person who had kidney transplant three month ago?

What are the effects of positive CMV for person who had kidney transplant three month ago?

At higher risk of...: CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection/disease usually follows the period of maximal immnosuppression to prevent graft rejection. CMV disease manifestations include fever, low white cell count, mono-like illness, and pneumonitis. ...Read more

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Does a person with colitis usually always have an urge to go but nothing comes or does the feeling come and go?

Active colitis: of the rectum especially can cause tenesmus, the urge to go but nothing coming out. This is one of the clinical symptoms to know if your colitis is in control or not. ...Read more

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Can a person bleed to death with colitis?

Colitis and death: Colitis - inflammation of the colon - can be caused by many different things including ischemea (inadequate blood supply). Rarely this cause leads to severe bleeding and sudden death. Infections, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease can cause many symptoms but rarely result direclty in death (uc is associated with cancer, however). Bleeding can occur without colitis and this can (rarely) be fatal. ...Read more

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How does infectious colitis spread from person to person? My dad was diagnosed with it last night.

How does infectious colitis spread from person to person? My dad was diagnosed with it last night.

Usually: It's related to spread of the infectious agent in the stool making it your mouth, as in the orofecal route. This can happen with optimal hand hygiene is undertaken with diarrhea and the infectious agent isn't cleaned off one's hands and then can contaminant your food. ...Read more