Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Causes Cytomegalovirus

Share
1

1
What causes rubella?

What causes rubella?

Single viral strain: Rubella is caused by a virus with only 1 known strain & humans as the only known source. Infection is passed by contact with infected fluid on surfaces or in the air from a sneeze or cough. Immunization has reduced the case numbers when used, but is not 100% efective after 1 dose. Ease of international travel & transmission during incubation results in clusters of new cases every year. ...Read more

Dr. John Botti
108 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
What causes toxoplasmosis infection?

What causes toxoplasmosis infection?

A parasite: Toxoplasmosis is a parasite that lives in the cat digestive system. It is transmitted to humans through contact with cat feces in kitty litter, with soil that cats have defecated in or with a cat's anus (groomers or vets). It typically just causes a mild flu-like syndrome. Like any other infection, it can be serious in immune-compromised people, like those with aids or on chemotherapy. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
1 doctor agreed:
4

4
What causes meningitis?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
1 doctor agreed:
What causes meningitis?

Many things: Meningitis develops when the circulating bacteria, virus, or fungi in the blood stream seeds and infects the meninges (thick covering of brain). Occasionally, it can also be an extension of inflammation of adjacent structures, e.g., paranasal sinus, to meninges. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What causes typhoid?

What causes typhoid?

A bacterial disease: Usually typhoid fever refers to a bacterial infection due to Salmonella typhi. But it can be confused with typhus: infection due to a special bacterial type called Rickettsia, which is an intracellular parasite. Both are common with poor sanitary practices, including unsafe water supply and drainage systems. See the difference here: http://tinyurl.com/csnxwt4 & http://tinyurl.com/lj9eewt ...Read more

6

6
What organism causes hepatitis?

What organism causes hepatitis?

Most commonly: A virus. But hepatitis is a generic term meaning inflammation of the liver. This ca have both infectious ads well as non infectious causes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What viruses cause congenital infections?

What viruses cause congenital infections?

Many: Many viruses can cause congenital infections. Some classic causes include: Herpes Simplex Virus; Cytomegalovirus; rubella; parvovirus; HIV; varicella; West Nile virus; measles.... Among others. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
8 doctors agreed:
8

8
What causes viral meningitis?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
8 doctors agreed:
What causes viral meningitis?

A number of viruses: Fairly common ones are enteroviruses, varicella, and mumps virus. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What causes streptococcal infections?

What causes streptococcal infections?

Bacteria: Streptococcus , a bacteria, causes these infections and can lead to serious complications such as rheumatic heart disease which can be permanent, if the strep is untreated with antibiotics. See your doctor if worried about strep. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What causes diphtheria?

What causes diphtheria?

C.diphtheriae strain: The germ corynebacterium diphtheriae is a bacteria that has a toxic strain that uses humans as it's only reservoir. It produces a variety of enzymes that allow it to penetrate and destroy cells or have toxic effects on the heart, kidneys & nerves. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
What causes xerophthalmia?

What causes xerophthalmia?

Eye dryness: This is a condition of dryness of the eyes. It can come about from ordinary lowered tear production, atmospheric dryness, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation sequelae and hyper allergic conditions such as Steven Johnson syndrome. It needs significant amounts of treatment to prevent loss of vision. ...Read more

12

12
What causes leukhorrea?

What causes leukhorrea?

Normal vaginal DC: Formed when excessive surface cells, bacteria and bodily secretion are discharged from the body. Iit might occasionally be yellowish with slightly abnormal odor , but if discharge is accompanied by itching, pain/sig discomfort, strong odor or sores in the vagina then an abnormal process is likely. Leukorrhea may be increased @ midmenses, use of OCPs, meds etc. Good personal hygiene helps. ...Read more

13

13
What causes hpv?

What causes hpv?

HPV is a virus.: Genital human papillomavirus (hpv) is a common virus. Most sexually active people in the United States (U.S.) may have hpv at some time in their lives. There are more than 40 types of hpv that are passed on through sexual contact. These types can infect the genital areas of men and women, including the skin on and around the penis or anus. They can also infect the mouth and throat. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
What causes testalitis?

Term: Are you sure this is correct term. I am not familiar with term. Better- describe your symptoms. Is it testicular? We're u examined? Teastalitis is book some kind- look up on google. Do u mean testiculitis? ...Read more

15

15
What are causes hepatosplenomegly?

What are causes hepatosplenomegly?

Many causes: Hepatosplenomegaly is the simultaneous enlargement of both the liver (hepatomegaly) and the spleen (splenomegaly). There are many causes for this, including infectious, malignant and metabolic causes. The most common infectious causes are viral infections leading to acute & chronic liver disease and malaria, depending on the part of the world. Lymphomas and leukemias make up malignant causes ...Read more

16

16
What causes luekemia?

What causes luekemia?

Causes of leukemia: The exact causes of leukemia remain unclear. There are risk factors known to increase the risk of some types of leukemia: 1) exposure to ionizing radiation 2) exposure to environmental toxins, such as benzene and some petrochemicals 3) history of previous chemotherapy treatment for cancer (especially with use of alkylating agents) 4) down syndrome 5) genetic predisposition (single gene or multiple. ...Read more

17

17
What causes paraproteinemia?

What causes paraproteinemia?

plasma cells: Paraproteins are abnormally produced immunoglobulins or immunoglobulin fractions made by overproductive and possibly malignant clones of plasma cells. This needs evaluation by a hematologist to determine if this is benign or malignant (cancer). ...Read more

18

18
What causes megalomania?

What causes megalomania?

Unknown: The exact etiology is unknown. The term refers to a state of mind manifesto g by grossly inflated self image and a morbid sense of heightened importance and self value, it occurs in bipolar d/o, paranoid personality disorder and others. ...Read more

19

19
What causes lymphadenopathy?

What causes lymphadenopathy?

Many things: Infection is the largest issue but there is also sarcoid, lymphoma and a few other conditions. ...Read more

20

20
What is congenital rubella syndrome? What causes it?

What is congenital rubella syndrome? What causes it?

Congenital Rubella: Syndrome occurs when a woman contracts Rubella (German measles) during pregnancy and it is passed on to the fetus, leading to certain eye, heart, hearing or neurologic abnormalities after birth and lung, growth, bone, liver, skin and blood abnormalities in utero. It is important that any woman of child bearing age make sure they are immune and if not, get vaccinated to prevent this syndrome. ...Read more