Cytomegalovirus

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Last Updated: 04 May 2022
medpix case - prenatal cytomegalovirus infection "medpix case - prenatal cytomegalovirus infection", by Original Source: Alice Boyd Smith; Author: Alice Boyd Smith (Uniformed Services University); Approved By: Lynne Ruess (Tripler Army Medical Center);. Non-contrast axial CT of the head demonstrates ventriculomegaly and periventricular calcifications consistant with congenital CMV infection....

Cytomegalovirus is a common, yet little bit known, virus. About 40,000 pregnant women end up being contaminated yearly in the United States. 1 Pregnant women can pass the CMV infection to their coming children. Many children birthed with CMV infections have no symptoms and live normal, healthy lives. Nevertheless, some CMV-infected babies may experience mental, behavioral, and physical developing problems. 2 This web page provides details about CMV for companies and workers, including infection avoidance measures for: Childcare employees; Healthcare workers; Workers that are pregnant or might conceive and their sexual companions. CMV spreads easily with a contaminated individual's saliva or other body fluids. In people who have advanced HIV, CMV can cause an eye infection called retinitis that might lead to blindness. This is when a child gets CMV from its mom before birth. Most healthy people that get CMV do not know it. If you have advanced HIV, CMV can influence different components of your body. You're also more likely to get the virus if your body immune system is damaged because of a medication or another health and wellness condition. Once you have the virus, it remains in your body for the rest of your life. Your immune system usually manages the virus and many people do not understand they have it. CMV can cause severe wellness problems in some children that get the virus prior to birth, and in people that have a damaged immune system. CMV does not usually cause symptoms. Some people get flu-like symptoms the first time they get CMV, including: a high temperature; aching muscular tissues; fatigue; skin breakout; feeling sick; sore throat; inflamed glands.

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