Cytomegalovirus (CMV, Human Herpesvirus 5):SFAF
a herpesvirus. CMV
infection often occurs in healthy individuals without causing symptoms.
In immunocompromised individuals (usually at CD4 counts below 50 cells/mm3),
CMV may cause serious illness including retinitis (inflammation of the
retina), pneumonia, colitis (inflammation of the large bowel) and encephalitis.
CMV infection of a pregnant woman may lead to congenital abnormalities
in the newborn. CMV may be treated with ganciclovir, foscarnet or cidofovir.
CMVJAMA Cytomegalovirus (CMV)JAMA A herpesvirus that is a common cause of opportunistic diseases in people with AIDS and other people
with immune system suppression. While CMV can infect most organs of the body, people with AIDS are most
susceptible to CMV retinitis (disease of the eye) and colitis (disease of the colon). See also
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Retinitis.
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