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Cytomegalovirus acute infection

06/29/2001

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cytomegalovirus acute infection

Answer:

Acute cytomegaloviral infection in healthy persons who acquire the infection after birth presents with few symptoms and no long-term consequences. In some persons it may manifest as a mononucleosis-like syndrome with prolonged fever,night sweats and a mild hepatitis. In certain high-risk groups for eg. pregnant mothers or immunocompromised hosts CMV infection could be a problem. For more information in those situations view the web site linked below.

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

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Response by:

Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati