How do pediatricians treat their own kids with CMV infections?

Should not. There is a general philosophy that doctors should not be treating members of their own family. If you are asking what the best therapy for CMV infection is, that is a different answer.

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How should I treat CMV infection?

More info needed. Severity depends on the site. Most kids and adults recover without treatment if immune system is normal. Very complicated topic if there are immunologic issues. The virus is widespread among humans. Read more...
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...

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...
Most likely nothing. More than half the children get CMV infection without any consequences. A few may get a mono like illness. Cmv is a serious illness for the fetus, if a mother gets primary infection during pregnancy. CMV infection, new or old, can be troublesome in people with immune deficiency. Read more...

What are the consequences of my kid having CMV infections?

Probably none. 50-80% of the population has been infected with cmv, mostly during childhood. A few people develop a mono like illness, e.g., fever, sore throat; but most are asymptomatic. Unless your kid has immune deficiency or an inter-current serious illness there is no reason to worry. If an adult develops immune deficiency the long ago infection can become active and serious. Read more...
Depends. If they get it from mom (first time infection) during pregnancy they can have brain damage or become deaf. Most have it in childhood where it is often similar to any other "virus" they have and get over. 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...

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...

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...

I need a straight answer. What is CMV infections?

Cytomegalovirus. It is an infection caused by cytomegalovius, a member of the herpesvirus family, it may affect the parotid gland, most people are assymptomatic unless they become immunosupressed like in HIV infection, transplant patients that are receiving suppressive therapy. Cytomegalovirus may affect the retina in HIV patients, may cause ulcer of the esophagous etc... Read more...
Viral infection. CMV stands for cytomegalo viirus. More than 50% of the population acquires the infection in childhood without any symptoms, signs or disease. Primary CMV infection in a pregnant woman can cause serious disease in the fetus. Adults with immune deficiency may reactivate their latent CMV and develop various illnesses from it, e.g., retinitis, vasculitis. Read more...

My daughter has CMV infections. Will this affect her health?

Probably not. 50%-80% of adult in the USA has been exposed to CMV, most people know they were exposed to CMV when a blood test shows that they have antibody against the virus, the virus remained dormant and cause no problems unless the person become immunosupressed ( HIV, transplant patients, chemotherapy patient etc...) then diseases such retinitis, esophagitis etc... can develop. Read more...
Unlikely. More than half the children get CMV infection without any consequences. A fe may get a mono like illness. Cmv is a serious illness for the fetus, if a mother gets primary infection during pregnancy. CMV infection, new or old, can be troublesome in people with immune deficiency. 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...