What are the tests for fetal CMV infection?

Viral cultures, etc. 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.

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I've heard different things. What exactly is fetal CMV infection?

Virus infection. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an infection of the unborn baby which can produce low birth weight, occasionally spontaneous abortion. It can also produce microcephaly (small brain size), jaundice and other severe changes in the newborn. This is a common virus which is often routinely screened for in pregnant women. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Are there good natural treatments for CMV infection?

Usually none needed. Most CMV infections do not require treatment, alternative or otherwise. CMV needs to be treated when it complicates immune deficiency and in that case i would not recommend "alternative" treatments. Read more...
NO!!! What are "natural" treatments? These otc preparations have seldom had any proven effectiveness, they have been implicated in the production of numerous problems due to contamination by substances not listed on the packages, they are unregulated supplements not supervised by fda. Why would you spend good money on ineffective materials? Read more...

Which treatments for CMV infection are most effective?

Oral vs Intravenous. Intravenous gancyclovir is very effective. Clever chemists have added valine to gancyclovir (valgancyclovir) making it a very effective oral option. Read more...
Usually none needed. Usually no treatment is needed for CMV infection. CMV becomes a problem in people with immune deficiency and it is the immune disorder that needs priority attention. Read more...