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I need a straight answer. What is CMV infections?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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...

In brief: 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...
Dr. Claude Parola
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