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It is possible that the main title of the report Cytomegalovirus Infection is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- Cytomegalic Inclusion Disease
- Giant Cell Inclusion Disease (CID)
- Human Cytomegalovirus Infection
- Salivary Gland Disease, CMV Type
- Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection
- Acquired Cytomegalovirus Infection
- Postperfusion Syndrome
Cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) is a viral infection that rarely causes obvious illness. The virus that causes CMV is part of the herpes virus family and, like other herpes viruses, may become dormant for a period of time and then be reactivated. CMV affects young children mainly, but it is estimated that by age 30 in the United States, half of all adults are, or have been, infected. The virus can pass from an infected, pregnant mother to her child through the shared blood supply (umbilical cord).
Physicians recognize three clinical forms of CMV. These include: (1) CMV inclusion disease of the newborn, which ranges in severity from being without symptoms to being a severe disease affecting the liver, spleen and central nervous system, with possible developmental disabilities; (2) Acute acquired CMV infection, which is similar to infectious mononucleosis and characterized by fever, a feeling of beng not quite right (malaise), skeletal-muscular pain and the absence of a sore throat; (3) CMV in immunocompromised persons (for instance, people who have had organ transplants or who have HIV) with increased risk for difficult eye infections (CMV retinitis), gastrointestinal CMV, and encephalitis.
National Congenital CMV Disease Registry
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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NIH/National Eye Institute
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NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
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Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
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Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Perkins School for the Blind
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Watertown, MA 02472
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)
The Teaching Research Institute
Western Oregon University
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Monmouth, OR 97361
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