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Medicine For Prenatal Cmv Infection
Viral cultures, etc: This form of infection is usually asymptomatic and is acquired at birth by passage through the birth canal or after birth by maternal milk. CMV can cause protracted interstitial pneumonia in premature infants. The diagnosis is mostly done by tissue and peripheral blood leukosytes. These can take weeks. Other tests, like urine and saliva are not reliable, and ab titers can take 4 weeks. ...Read more
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
Prenatal CMV: When CMV seronegative mothers contract primary CMV infection during pregnancy, roughly 50% will transmit to the infection to the fetus. About 25% of the infected fetuses are then born with symptoms, which may include pneumonia, gastrointestinal, retinal and neurological disease. ...Read more
Virus infection: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an infection of the unborn baby which can produce low birth weight, occasionally spontaneous abortion. It can also produce microcephaly (small brain size), jaundice and other severe changes in the newborn. This is a common virus which is often routinely screened for in pregnant women. ...Read more
Amnio due to CMV infection at wk16 is negative. Probability of transmitting after amnio and if yes, r symptoms serious? Need to repeat amnio at wk 21?
Clarify with doctor: If you amnio was negative then it sounds like CMV is not an issue. Clarify with the doctor doing the testing to confirm exactly what applies in your unique circumstance ...Read more
NO!!!: What are "natural" treatments? These otc preparations have seldom had any proven effectiveness, they have been implicated in the production of numerous problems due to contamination by substances not listed on the packages, they are unregulated supplements not supervised by fda. Why would you spend good money on ineffective materials? ...Read more
You do not:
Vast majority of the CMV infections are sub-clinical, i.e., without signs or symptoms. Why do you want to treat CMV infection?
If CMV infection needs treatment, the patient has other serious health issues and it is not something you would treat yourself for. ...Read more
It depends: According to the match of dimes "cmv is the most common congenital (present at birth) infection in the United States. Each year, about 40, 000 babies are born with CMV infection. Luckily, the virus does not harm most of them. But about 4, 000 of these babies develop mental retardation, learning disabilities, hearing loss, vision loss, or other disabilities as a result of CMV infection. ". ...Read more
CMV infection: 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, eyes and other organs. ...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
You really can't: Most people have CMV on board already, from kissing adults as kids, or other young people as teens, or from transfused blood. CMV may flare and need to be treated when your immunity wanes on immunosuppression. And kissing your new grandkids (who may already have cmv) is very much worth the risk. Best wishes and good luck on this adventure -- glad you received a transplant. ...Read more
CMV prophylaxis: Most people in the community are CMV+ (had exposure in the past) but the virus does not cause problems if your immune system is functioning normally. However, if you are on anti-rejection meds to prevent organ rejection, CMV virus that used to be dormant in the body might get reactivated and make you sick. Most Tx programs will put patients on anti-viral meds for the 1st 3 months to prevent CMV. ...Read more
If I am suffering from rubella virus infection, and CMV infection, than chances of HIV infection is how much?
I had CMV infection during childhood. Igt swollen glands nd fever 3 to 4 times. Now I have antibody to cmv. Will I get the infection again?
Had CMV infection during childhood. Hvng sinus, nasal polyp. Get sinus infection often. Vng small lump behind ear for 3 years. What could be the cause?
Consult allergist: There are many reasons but none likely related to CMV infection in childhood. Given your problem, you may need an allergy -immunology evaluation plus a CT sinus scan. ENT intervention may also be needed if anatomic obstruction of the sinus openings is found. ...Read more
I got missed of 1 month pregnency, after torch evalution it was rubella virus, herpes, & CMV infection, doc prescribe me spiramycin, now what to do?
Weigh risks: Not sure I completely understand, but if you were diagnosed with rubella or CMV early in pregnancy, there could be some serious effects on the baby. How far along are you? You may want to consider ending the pregnancy if the infection reached the fetus. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more
What are the implications of having CMV virus and diabetes t2 when you are inmunocompetent. I had a big CMV infection 5 month ago with liver and spleen inflamation. Fever, decay and weight loss.
Long term problem:
Several problems may occur with immune
deficiency. Long term management will
possibly be necessary. A large medical
system with specialists of all fields may be
necessary to manage this. ...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?
Viral infection: CMV stands for cytomegalo viirus. More than 50% of the population acquires the infection in childhood without any symptoms, signs or disease. Primary CMV infection in a pregnant woman can cause serious disease in the fetus. Adults with immune deficiency may reactivate their latent CMV and develop various illnesses from it, e.g., retinitis, vasculitis. ...Read more
Probably not: 50%-80% of adult in the USA has been exposed to CMV, most people know they were exposed to CMV when a blood test shows that they have antibody against the virus, the virus remained dormant and cause no problems unless the person become immunosupressed (HIV, transplant patients, chemotherapy patient etc...) then diseases such retinitis, esophagitis etc... can develop. ...Read more
Should not: There is a general philosophy that doctors should not be treating members of their own family. If you are asking what the best therapy for CMV infection is, that is a different answer. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more