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What happens to my child as a result of CMV infection?

What happens to my child as a result of CMV infection?

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

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Infection (Definition)

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


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How should I treat CMV infection?

How should I treat CMV infection?

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

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What are the tests for CMV infection?

What are the tests for CMV infection?

Blood and urine: Blood for CMV antibodies: IgM and igg and urine culture. Often a metabolic profile is done to look at the liver functions and a blood count to look at the white cell response. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of CMV infection?

What are the symptoms of CMV infection?

Varied: CMV can present like a common cold or like mono with fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes, even abnormal liver functions. In newborns it can be very problematic with many symptoms or it can be totally asymptomatic. ...Read more

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I have congenital CMV infection is it genetic?

I have congenital CMV infection is it genetic?

No: This is not passed through the genes.It is caused if a woman develops a CMV infection while pregnant, passing it to baby during the process. ...Read more

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What are the tests for prenatal CMV infection?

What are the tests 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

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Congenital CMV infection --can it be a problem?

Yes, major problem: CMV infection in utero can be fatal or leave the infant with numerous deficiencies, some of which may be life-threatening. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of prenatal CMV infection?

What are the symptoms of prenatal CMV infection?

Usually asymptomatic: This form of infection is usually asymptomatic infection 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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Prenatal CMV infection?

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

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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?

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

Dr. John Botti
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Cmv Infection (Definition)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is an illness caused by infection with the cytomegalovirus. The virus can infect a wide range of organs, including the eyes, the digestive tract, ...Read more