Cytomegalovirus Infections

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus found around the world. It is related to the viruses that cause chickenpox and infectious mononucleosis (mono). Between 50 percent and 80 percent of adults in the United States have had a CMV infection by age 40. Once CMV is in a person's body, it stays there for life.

CMV is spread through close contact with body fluids. Most people with CMV don't get sick and don't know that they've been infected. But infection with the virus can be serious in babies and people with weak immune systems. If a woman gets CMV when she is pregnant, she can pass it on to her baby. Usually the babies do not have health problems. But some babies can develop lifelong disabilities.

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  1. Cytomegalovirus Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus found around the world. It is related to the viruses that cause chickenpox and ... adults in the United States have had a CMV infection by age 40. Once CMV is in ...
  2. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a disease caused by a type of herpes virus. ... Infection with CMV is very common. The infection is spread by: Blood transfusions Organ transplants Respiratory droplets Saliva Sexual contact Urine ...
  3. CMV gastroenteritis/colitis is inflammation of the stomach or intestine due to infection with cytomegalovirus. This same ... Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a herpes-type virus. It is related to the virus that causes chickenpox. Infection with CMV ...
  4. ... infant is infected with a virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) before birth. Congenital means the condition is present ... Congenital cytomegalovirus occurs when an infected mother passes CMV to the fetus through the placenta. The mother ...
  5. The CMV blood test determines the presence of substances (proteins) called antibodies to a virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) in the blood.
  6. Neurological Consequences of Cytomegalovirus Infection From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Cytomegalovirus Infections/Related Issues ... Cytomegalovirus Infections ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... From the National Institutes ...
  7. CMV Facts for Pregnant Women and Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... learn how to reduce your risk of getting CMV infection while pregnant. Parents, if your child is born with CMV infection, seek early treatment. ... pregnant congenital CMV, pregnant women CMV infection, reduce risk CMV infection while pregnant, parents child with CMV infection, child born with ...
  8. CMV (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)  
    CMV (cytomegalovirus) can cause notable health problems in pregnant women and in people with weakened immune systems. Lab tests detect CMV antibodies in the blood or detect CMV directly.
  9. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis is a viral infection of the retina of the eye resulting in inflammation. ... CMV retinitis is caused by a member of a group of herpes-type viruses. Infection with CMV ...
  10. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Pregnancy (Organization of Teratology Information Specialists) - PDF  
    Infections and Pregnancy/Specifics ... Infections and Pregnancy ... Cytomegalovirus Infections/Women ... Cytomegalovirus Infections ... Organization of Teratology Information ...
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