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University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineUnfortunately, your question is too long and too complex to answer in this forum. You can certainly get basic information from any general medical or infectious diseases textbook. CMV is not confined to people with damaged immune systems, but they... Read more »
Tufts University School of MedicineCMV is an infection that most people get when they are infants so the higher likelihood is that you already had it. Sometimes patients get CMV when they are adults but this is less common. In immunocompromised hosts, CMV can cause illness because... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineCMV is generally transmitted from infected people to others through direct contact with body fluids, such as urine, saliva, or breast milk. CMV is sexually transmitted.... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineCongenital CMV causes exactly the kinds of problems that have already been diagnosed in this child. Children born with CMV may excrete the virus (in urine, for example) for months to years, and so can be a source of infection to others. Since I am... Read more »
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Posted by JamieLEEWhat is Cytomegalovirus, (CMV)?
CMV is a common virus that infects most people at some time during their lives but rarely causes obvious illness. It is a member of the herpes virus family. Other members of the herpes virus family cause chickenpox,... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousRead this article about CMV infection which is very similar to hiv primary infection.
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHey everybody,
I'm living in Miami Beach in Florida, and have CMV Retinitis. I was wondering if anybody out there knows of, or might want to start, a support group or organizations for people with CMV Retinitis who suffered blindness as a result of... Read more »
Posted by princealbertHas anyone had a vitrasert implant for cmv retinitis? I'm concerned because it's now 2 1/2 weeks after surgery, and my vision is still very cloudy, like someone smeared vaseline over my right lens. I've been examined 3 times thoroughly, and doctors... Read more »
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