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any of a subfamily of host-specific herpesviruses infecting humans, monkeys, and rodents, producing unique large cells with inclusion bodies. Opportunistic infection with this virus is common in immunocompromised individuals, causing clinical illnesses such as cytomegalovirus retinitis, pneumonia, esophagitis, colitis, adrenalitis, and hepatitis. It can also cause cytomegalic inclusion disease, a variety of gastrointestinal infections, and encephalitis. Most infections are mild in immunocompetent persons, but it has been associated with a syndrome called cytomegalovirus mononucleosis.
cytomegalovirus disease cytomegalic inclusion disease.
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cy·to·meg·a·lic in·clu·sion dis·ease
caused by cytomegalovirus, a member of the Herpesviridae family; the presence of inclusion bodies within the cytoplasm and nuclei of enlarged cells of various organs of newborn infants dying with jaundice, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, purpura, thrombocytopenia, and fever; the condition also occurs, at all ages, as a complication of other diseases in which immune mechanisms are severely depressed, and has been found incidentally in salivary gland epithelium, apparently as a localized or mild infection (salivary gland virus disease).
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