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CMV

2. A cancer drug combination treatment consisting of cisplatin, methotrexate, and vinblastine.
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CMV

abbr.
cytomegalovirus
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cytomegalovirus

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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CMV

Cytomegalovirus, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

CMV

Abbreviation for continuous mandatory ventilation; cytomegalovirus; Cytomegalovirus; cisplatin, methotrexate, vinblastine.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

CMV

Abbrev. for CYTOMEGALOVIRUS, one of the herpes group.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cytomegalovirusinfections.html

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

A. CMV or cytomegalovirus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cytomegalovirus) is a virus that can cause disease (i.e. infectious mononucleosis, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TORCH_infections).

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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