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2. A cancer drug combination treatment consisting of cisplatin, methotrexate, and vinblastine.
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A globally distributed herpesvirus (HHV-3) which, in developing nations, is universally acquired in infancy. CMV is transmitted in blood, and rarely is a serious infection unless the host is previously immunocompromised (e.g., as in AIDS, or following bone marrow transplantation) or has leukaemia or lymphoma, in which cases CMV may cause severe pneumonia.
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Cytomegalovirus, see there.
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Abbreviation for continuous mandatory ventilation; cytomegalovirus; Cytomegalovirus; cisplatin, methotrexate, vinblastine.
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Abbrev. for CYTOMEGALOVIRUS, one of the herpes group.
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

A common human virus causing mild or no symptoms in healthy people, but permanent damage or death to an infected fetus, a transplant patient, or a person with HIV.
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Patient discussion about CMV

Q. What is it CMV during pregnancy? can i infect with that?

A. CMV is a virus. What you refer to is infection with CMV, either the initial infection, or re-activation of latent (dormant) virus that resides in the mother's body during pregnancy.

The dangers are that CMV will infect the fetus, which may cause malformations, particularly growth restriction and hearing impairment.

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Q. What is it CMV during pregnancy ? can i infect with that?

A. CMV or cytomegalovirus ( is a virus that can cause disease (i.e. infectious mononucleosis, in everyone, not only pregnant women. The problem is that when a pregnant woman is infected in CMV for the first time of her life during pregnancy, CMV can cause malformations and problems with the baby, including hearing impairment and others (see also TORCHES:

Q. Do you want to end because of a vaccination in a wheel chair? It is already about 12 years ago. I met a mother with her kids. One came always in a wheel chair to the services. His terrible story is still in my mind. It could be shown, that because of a vaccination he got the cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) and then spastic paralysis.

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Additional laboratory tests to confirm congenital CMV infection can be performed on the placenta or the fetus.
The polymerase chain reaction-based saliva CMV test (Alethia CMV Assay Test System) was licensed by the Food and Drug Administration in November 2018 after studies demonstrated high sensitivity and specificity, compared with viral culture (the gold standard).
"Pregnant women can reduce their risks of catching CMV by following simple hygiene measures.
Although Saunders helped get a CMV testing law passed in Connecticut in 2015, CMV prevention remains little known--even among child care providers and early childhood education teachers who have an occupational risk for it.
It is widely accepted that T-cell mediated cellular immunity is the most important factor in controlling CMV infection.
Figure 2 depicts that CMV is more prevalent in rural population (8.47%) than in urban population (7.21%), (p<0.05).
The higher percentage of CMV-IgG seropositivity are indicative of past (CMV) infection, specifically when they were IgM)-negative, these women1as mentioned can cassumed immune and their primary infection with CMV was) consider to have been happen before the present pregnancy and they were mostly asymptomatic1personnel (15,18).
CMV infections generally increase immune activity but also diminish antibodies responding to influenza vaccination.
Signs and symptoms of babies with congenital CMV include premature birth, low birth weight, yellow skin and eyes (jaundice), enlarged and poorly functioning liver, purple skin splotches or a rash or both, abnormally small head (microencephaly), enlarged spleen and pneumonia.According to a Kemri study that began in 2015, many women suffer from the infection without their knowledge.
Assessment criteria were developed to evaluate the appropriateness of Ganciclovir and Valganciclovir use, by applying the recent standard treatment protocols for CMV infection in transplanted patients [19,21].
However, we describe here an HIV-infected individual who was diagnosed with AIDS cholangiopathy due to CMV most likely as an unmasking immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS).