What is the treatment for cytomegalovirus infection?

CMV. Most infections are subclinical and/or self-limited and do not require treatment. Ganciclovir is generally reserved for infections in the immune suppressed person.

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Which is the treatment or anti-biotic for cytomegalovirus infection?

Usually no treatment. Most of the time no treatment is needed. No antibiotics are effective against cmv. Antiviral drugs are used in exceptional circumstances. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cmv/ds00938. Read more...

Can a cytomegalovirus infection cause infertility?

CMV and Fertility. While CMV can increase the risk for birth defects, it does not affect the ability to conceive. Cmv positive blood tests are quite common. Take the details for a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility for advice. Read more...

If you treat a cytomegalovirus infection, does the antibody count lower?

Not likely. CMV hardly ever needs treatment. The exceptions are infection in newborns and those with immune deficiency. Treatment is not likely to affect antibody titers. Read more...

What is the likelihood that my child will be born premature if I have a cytomegalovirus infection?

No higher. Although maternal cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) can pass to the fetus, it doesn't seem to increase the rate of prematurity, and sometimes the baby will have no signs or symptoms at all. Some babies who appear healthy at birth can develop hearing loss or learning disability, and about 10% of babies with congenital CMV can have severe damage to their eyes, liver, spleen, and brain. Read more...
Unlikely, but... CMV infections are often asymptomatic in mothers and if acquired for the first time early in pregnancy, may in some cases lead to serious newborn effects. The majority of children of CMV + moms will be asymptomatic or unaffected, but about 10% will have a certain tye of hearing loss, dental problems and/or temporary infalmmation of the eye. If you have acute CMV during pregnancy, confer with a maternal fetal medicine specialist about potential interventions to protect the unborn baby. Read more...

When you treat a cytomegalovirus infection, does the CMV antibody count lower?

Sort of. The body has different antibodies in response to any infection. The IgM antibodies usually rise during an active infection and are a sign that the body is fighting something. The igg antibodies are indicators of long term immunity and those remain elevated for the rest of your life. Read more...

Do a lot of people get cytomegalovirus infection?

No. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection generally requires exposure in a person with a depressed immune system. The two groups most likely to get it are cancer patients during the supressed immune system part of their treatment and aids patients. And few of either of these groups actually get it. These are watched for carefully by treating doctors in these two categories. Read more...
50-80% More than half the people have been infected with CMV and carry the virus in their white blood cells. Some people experience a mono like illness at initial infection. Among adults, usually only immunosuppressed people get the disease due to infection. Primary infection in the mother, while pregnant, can have devastating consequences for the fetus. Read more...

What is the best way to treat acute cytomegalovirus infection?

Usually no need to. Treat. Most people have had CMV infection and in otherwise healthy people, it may cause, at worst, a flu like illness and does not need treatment. If a person has other complicating issues, especially immune deficiency then it would need the expertise of an infectious disease expert. It is not a do-it-yourself issue. Read more...