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Cmv retinits and brain infection, what to do?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine
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In brief: CMV retinitis/enceph

CMV is a virus that we're infected with usually before adulthood.
Once infected it stays latent w/in us ; our immune system keeps it in check. If our immune system is altered (w/hiv, or transplant treated w/meds suppressing immunity) virus reactivates ; causes problems. This is a serious infection that needs specific therapy. You need to see an id specialist. If you havent been, test for hiv.

In brief: CMV retinitis/enceph

CMV is a virus that we're infected with usually before adulthood.
Once infected it stays latent w/in us ; our immune system keeps it in check. If our immune system is altered (w/hiv, or transplant treated w/meds suppressing immunity) virus reactivates ; causes problems. This is a serious infection that needs specific therapy. You need to see an id specialist. If you havent been, test for hiv.
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
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