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CMV question
      #33864 - 05/07/02 09:42 AM

Does anybody know about CMV? I have been experiencing what I would say are floaters for about 2 weeks. I went to the optomistrist and they took a photo of each retina with retinal photography. They also looks into each each with a scope and looked all around with a bright light after dilating the pupils. The photos looked like all the ones online that say they are normal and the doctor said my retinas looks perfectly normal. My question, would it have been obvious if I have CMV of the retina at this point? Would the retina have been damaged to show up on this exam? Or do I need to go to a specialist?

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Re: CMV question new
      #33871 - 05/07/02 10:27 AM


have a look at: http://www.emedicine.com/oph/topic701.htm



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Re: CMV question new
      #33874 - 05/07/02 10:59 AM

Mine didn't look like any of the pictures at the bottom so I guess I am ok. It looks like it would be pretty obvious if there were any problems.



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Re: CMV question new
      #33903 - 05/07/02 03:57 PM

From what i read this only occurs when your cd4s are less than 100, or even 50...

That being said my IgG for CMV was "indeterminate"...



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Re: CMV question new
      #33905 - 05/07/02 04:16 PM

Wait, one thing is CMV infection and one thing is CMV illness:

CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV): a herpes virus that occurs in healthy individuals without causing symptoms. In immunocompromised individuals (usually with fewer than 50 CD4 cells/mm3), CMV may cause serious illness including retinitis (inflammation of the retina), pneumonia, colitis (inflammation of the large bowel), and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). CMV infection in a pregnant woman may lead to congenital abnormalities in the newborn. CMV may be treated with ganciclovir, foscarnet, or cidofovir.

http://www.sfaf.org/treatment/beta/b49/b49glossary.html


A large number of people carry the virus and it lies dormant in most — attacking only when the immune system is weakened, by, for example, HIV or anti-rejection transplant drugs.

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020410/health.htm

I found this, it's in french but says that 16 percent of canadian (nova scotia) population has CMV antibodies at the age of 20, and 50 percent at the age of 40:

En Nouvelle-Écosse, par exemple, 34 % des nourrissons avaient des anticorps contre le CMV, vraisemblablement transmis par leur mère. Puis, le titre de ces anticorps chutait jusqu’à l’âge de 2 ans (4 % avaient des anticorps contre le CMV) et remontait progressivement pour atteindre 16 % à l’âge de 20 ans et 50 % à 40 ans.
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/pphb-dgspsp/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/01vol27/27s3/27s3i_f.html




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Re: Does these have "ars" too? new
      #33915 - 05/07/02 08:08 PM

Do these types of viruses have "ars", just as hiv would??? (an initial reaction followed by your bodies response to it) or is that only for retroviruses. i guess i am hoping that would explain many of the symptoms we've experienced.



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