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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 (valganciclovir) 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 (valganciclovir) n now blood count 495

Hard to be sure: When mom has her first ever CMV infection in pregnancy, the outcome is very time sensitive.The earlier in pregnancy the more likely to have serious impact. Later in pregnancy it has less effect and worries focus on hearing damage.Your numbers under treatment looks good & you are doing all you can.I would enroll in an early childhood intervention plan and monitor hearing every few months. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Will giving antiviral agent like valacyclovir later than 72 hours upon start of herpes zoster still be effective?

Will giving antiviral agent like valacyclovir later than 72 hours upon start of herpes zoster still be effective?

Not usually: Herpes infections can be treated with antivirals such as Acyclovir and valcyclovir, but to really have an impact need to be started within 72 hours. Any later and the symptoms are really not effected much at all. ...Read more

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Could herpes test detect the virus if its type i or ii?

Could herpes test detect the virus if its type i or ii?

Yes: Laboratory tests can be used to diagnose herpes simplex virus. A dna blood test (blood, lesion, spinal fluid) can be used ; will differentiate hsv1 ; hsv2.Blood is used to detect hsv antibodies. A viral culture can be done w scraping of a lesion. ...Read more

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Is there a virus that causes symptoms similar to herpes 1 & 2?

Is there a virus that causes symptoms similar to herpes 1 & 2?

...: In the us, amongst sexually active people the most common causes of genital ulcers are herpes and syphilis. Less common causes are chancroid and donovanosis. Non-infectious causes can include fixed drug reaction and behcet's. A visit to the doctor can help determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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If I have herpes and give someone oral am I automatically spreading the virus?

Maybe.: If you have active herpes blisters near your mouth, yes, probably. If you don't have any active lesions, possibly (that is controversial). Your doctor or a dermatologist can prescribe one of several antiviral medications that will decrease the chances of spreading the virus. ...Read more

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Can I join the army if I have herpes virus?

Can I join the army if I have herpes virus?

Having : Herpes Simplex Virus is not generally not medically disqualifying for military service. However : "Current or history of genital infection or ulceration, including, but not limited to herpes genitalis (054.13) and condyloma acuminatum (078.11), if of sufficient severity to require frequent intervention or to interfere with normal function, is disqualifying." ...Read more

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How detrimental to the body is the herpes virus?

How detrimental to the body is the herpes virus?

In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes significant mortality (deaths) or morbidity (health related hardships). ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Valganciclovir (Definition)

Valgancyclovir is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more