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Who Is Susceptible To 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Varies: Vast majority will have no symptoms with maternal infection and do fine. Of babies who do have congenital infection they may have low birth weight, rash, small head size, enlarged liver or spleen reaction, seizures, small head size, retardation, inflamed retina (eye) and vision loss or may seem fine at birth but present late with hearing loss, coordination problems or retardation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: That's not how CMV is transmitted.Get a more detailed answer ›
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