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cytomegalovirusA 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.
TORCH panelTORCH antibody panel Pediatrics A serologic screen for diagnosing prenatal infection; the finding of ↑ IgM in the neonate implies in utero infection by one of the TORCH agents–toxoplasma, rubella, CMV, herpes simplex, which is then characterized by measuring specific IgM levels.
Synonym(s): human herpesvirus 5.
Patient discussion about Cytomegalovirus
Q. What is it CMV during pregnancy? can i infect with that?
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?
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.