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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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My daughter was born with CMV the virus was only 200% at 3months old in the blood count. Will she be able normal? Takes Valcyte n now blood count 495

My daughter was born with CMV the virus was only 200% at 3months old in the blood count. Will she be able normal? Takes Valcyte n now blood count 495

High probability: If an infant is asymptomatic at birth and viral count is low, then outcome looks good, but continue medical care and monitoring. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19478688 or http://www.uptodate.com/contents/cytomegalovirus-infection-and-disease-in-newborns-infants-children-and-adolescents/abstract/18 ...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 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 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

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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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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