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  Cytomegalovirus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cytomegalovirus (CMV), is a genus of Herpes viruses; in humans the species is known as Human herpesvirus 5 (HHV-5).
Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is found universally throughout all geographic locations and socioeconomic groups, and infects between 50% and 85% of adults in the United States by 40 years of age.
Specific disease entities recognised in those people are cytomegalovirus retinitis (inflammation of the retina, characterised by a "pizza pie appearance" on ophthalmoscopy) and cytomegalovirus colitis (inflammation of the large bowel).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cytomegalovirus   (2421 words)

 TheFetus.net - Cytomegalovirus, splenomegaly -Donna Chriss-Price, RT, RDMS, Sandra K. Lawrence, MD¶, Philippe Jeanty, ...
Cytomegalovirus antibodies are identified in 44% to 100% of the adult population
Prenatal diagnosis of ascites caused by cytomegalovirus hepatitis.
Placental evidence of cytomegalovirus infection of the fetus and neonate.
www.thefetus.net /page.php?id=150   (2635 words)

Cytomegalovirus, also called CMV is a common virus that infects most people at but rarely causes obvious illness.
Cytomegalovirus is a member of the herpes virus family.
Cytomegalovirus can cause serious infections in people who have received organ transplants, and in persons whose immune systems are weakened.
www.mamashealth.com /infect/cyto.asp   (339 words)

Cytomegalovirus illness is less likely to cause severe throat symptoms or swollen glands in the neck.
Cytomegalovirus infection can be life-threatening and can require many weeks of hospital treatment in persons who are receiving organ transplants, or who are suffering from cancer or illnesses that affect the immune system.
Cytomegalovirus "mononucleosis" is usually a fairly mild illness and can be treated at home, with rest and non-prescription medications suggested by your doctor.
www.the-callahans.com /susete/cmv.htm   (1431 words)

 Cytomegalovirus - WrongDiagnosis.com
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a very common virus that infects approximately one-half of all young adults in the United States.
Cytomegalovirus is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Prevention information for Cytomegalovirus has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /c/cytomegalovirus/intro.htm   (522 words)

Cytomegalovirus resides in about 50 to 80 percent of the U.S. population, Cobbs said, and age and socioeconomic status are risk factors.
He considers the cytomegalovirus to be particularly problematic as it replicates in the lymph cells and leaves its genetic information there to disrupt normal cellular information for years to come.
Rapid detection of cytomegalovirus in MRC-5 cells inoculated with urine specimens by using low-speed centrifugation and monoclonal antibody to an early antigen.
www.vaccinetruth.org /cytomegalovirus.htm   (12943 words)

Cytomegalovirus or CMV is a potential prenatal cause of deafblindness.
Cytomegalovirus means 'large cell virus', and is a commonly occurring virus.
Problems resulting from congenital cytomegalovirus vary but may include jaundice, bloodspots on the skin, enlargement of the liver or spleen, spasticity (disordered control of movement), intracranial and other calcifications (the deposition of calcium within organic tissue), mental retardation and seizures.
www.deafblind.com /cytomedb.html   (705 words)

 Project Inform: CMV [ HIV / AIDS Treatment Information ]
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common cause of sight-threatening infections in and one of the most common causes of death among people with HIV.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a potentially life-threatening virus and is the leading cause of blindness in people with HIV disease.
Long-awaited results from a study of treating CMV (cytomegalovirus) retinitis show that a new formulation of oral (by mouth) ganciclovir, known as valganciclovir, is as effective as the intravenous (IV, injection into the vein) version of the drug.
www.projinf.org /fs/cmv.html   (6634 words)

 Cytomegalovirus Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) [si-to-MEG-uh-lo-vi-rus] is a virus that infects most people worldwide.
Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a common virus that infects most people worldwide.
Cytomegalovirus is a member of the herpesvirus family.
www.astdhpphe.org /infect/cytomegalo.html   (863 words)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus found among people worldwide.
Infection rates are higher and exposure to the virus occurs at an earlier age in developing countries, in lower socioeconomic groups in industrialized nations, and in Asian populations.
Cytomegalovirus is transmitted from one person to another through direct contact with bodily fluids.
www.comeunity.com /adoption/health/cytomegalovirus.html   (651 words)

 cytomegalovirus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
A common virus, it is estimated that up to 80% of Americans carry cytomegalovirus by the time they reach adulthood.
Most experience no symptoms or mild symptoms such as enlarged lymph nodes, low fever, and fatigue that may or may not be noticed.
Cytomegalovirus is present in body fluids (saliva, semen, cervical secretions, and urine) and can be spread from person to person by sexual contact, kissing, or the sharing of food.
www.bartleby.com /65/cy/cytomeg.html   (267 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Congenital cytomegalovirus
Congenital cytomegalovirus is a cluster of findings associated with infection of the fetus by cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Congenital cytomegalovirus is caused when an infected mother passes CMV to the fetus through the placenta.
Cytomegalovirus is almost everywhere in the environment, and is almost impossible to avoid.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001343.htm   (527 words)

 Aidsmap | Cytomegalovirus (CMV) - overview
Cytomegalovirus in the age of highly active antiretroviral therapy
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a member of the herpes family of viruses.
It is relatively common throughout the adult population (up to 50%), but occurs in a higher proportion of gay men (up to 95%) and drug users (64%).
www.aidsmap.com /en/docs/4F473103-4F2E-45D5-A5C5-6C8AA6F48175.asp   (2884 words)

 Cytomegalovirus or CMV on LookSmart Health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
CMV esophagitis is an infection of the esophagus caused by the cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Congenital cytomegalovirus is a cluster of findings associated with infection of the fetus by cytomegalovirus.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) can infect a fetus even if the mother has had remote infection before pregnancy.
www.looksmarthealth.com /p/search?qt=Cytomegalovirus+or+CMV   (477 words)

 eMedicine - Cytomegalovirus Infection : Article by Mark R Schleiss, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1960, Weller designated the virus cytomegalovirus, and during the 1970s and 1980s, knowledge of the role of CMV as an important pathogen with diverse clinical manifestations increased steadily.
Approximately 10% of cases of congenital cytomegalovirus occur in women with primary infection during pregnancy, and 90% of these infants have neurological sequelae.
Cranial CT scan of infant born with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection.
www.emedicine.com /ped/topic544.htm   (7108 words)

 Cytomegalovirus research at the Dept. of Immunotechnology
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a (usually non-pathogenic) virus commonly found in the human population.
Studies of the usefulness of human x mouse heterohybridomas for production of human antibodies, as exemplified with antibodies specific for cytomegalovirus, including an evaluation of stability problems sometimes encountered with such hybridoma clones.
During the coarse of these investigations, we have developed a number of specific, high affinity, human monoclonal antibodies recognizing cytomegalovirus pp65 and gB.
www.immun.lth.se /TEXTER/CMV.html   (2238 words)

 AIDS Pathology
Infection with cytomegalovirus may serve to enhance HIV infection via this mechanism, because CMV encodes a chemokine receptor similar to human chemokine receptors.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most frequent disseminated opportunistic infection seen with AIDS.
Cytomegalovirus pneumonitis, immunoperoxidase stain, medium and high power microscopic.
www-medlib.med.utah.edu /WebPath/TUTORIAL/AIDS/AIDS.html   (1632 words)

 Amazon.com: Cytomegalovirus: Books: Orban Clara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
"Cytomegalovirus" presents Guibert's intimate observations during a three-week stay in the hospital.
In this work, he confronts his fear about AIDS and the cytomegalovirus that is threatening him with blindness.
Throughout the ordeal, he defiantly clings to his human dignity, refusing to be treated as an object of study or of compassion.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/076180305X?v=glance   (499 words)

 eMedicine - Cytomegalovirus : Article by James M Goodrich, MD, PhD
Cohen BA: Prognosis and response to therapy of cytomegalovirus encephalitis and meningomyelitis in AIDS.
Li CR, Greenberg PD, Gilbert MJ: Recovery of HLA-restricted cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific T-cell responses after allogeneic bone marrow transplant: correlation with CMV disease and effect of ganciclovir prophylaxis.
Reed EC, Bowden RA, Dandliker PS: Treatment of cytomegalovirus pneumonia with ganciclovir and intravenous cytomegalovirus immunoglobulin in patients with bone marrow transplants.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic504.htm   (7012 words)

 Cytomegalovirus | Herpes Doctor
At the meeting, transplant physicians and members of senior management will provide an overview of CMV in the immunocompromised and transplant setting, the challenges of managing patients at risk of CMV infection, currently available treatments, the opportunities for new therapies, and an overview of maribavir, ViroPharma's leading clinical candidate molecule that inhibits CMV.
It is almost impossible to avoid passing Cytomegalovirus (CMV).
The majority of healthy people catch Cytomegalovirus without experiencing symptoms or complications and it usually doesn't result in any illness.
www.herpesdoctor.com /herpes/cytomegalovirus   (549 words)

 MedlinePlus: Cytomegalovirus Infections
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and AIDS (New Mexico AIDS Education and Training Center)
Cytomegalovirus Infection in Pregnancy (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)
The primary NIH organization for research on Cytomegalovirus Infections is the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/cytomegalovirusinfections.html   (118 words)

 file include   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Major areas of concern are: (1) the risk of infection to the unborn baby during pregnancy, (2) the risk of infection to people who work with children, and (3) the risk of infection to the immunocompromised person, (meaning) organ transplant recipients, and HIV infected patients.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VIRUS Cytomegalovirus is a member of the herpesvirus group, which includes herpes simplex virus type I and II, Varicella-Zoster virus, which is the virus that causes chicken pox, and Epstein-Barr virus which causes infectious mononucleosis.
Infections by CMV are a major cause of disease and death in immunocompromised patients, including organ transplants recipients, patients undergoing hemodialysis, patients with cancer, patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs, and HIV-infected patients.
www.immun.lth.se /TEXTER/CMV_general.html   (2111 words)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common viral infection that rarely causes disease in healthy individuals.
When it does cause disease, the symptoms vary depending on the patient's age and immune status.
Medical College physicians practice at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, and many other hospitals and clinics in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/954992871.html   (622 words)

 Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
KidsHealth > Parents > Infections > Bacterial and Viral Infections > Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV), a member of the herpes virus family, is very common.
Between 50% and 85% of people in the United States have had a CMV infection by the time they are 40 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
kidshealth.org /parent/infections/bacterial_viral/cytomegalovirus.html   (1174 words)

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