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- Feb 09 2017
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infections
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that can infect almost anyone. CMV spreads from person to person through body fluids, such as blood, saliva, urine, semen and breast milk. There's no cure for the virus. However, medications can help treat newborns and people with weak immune systems.
- Premature birth
- Low birth weight
- Purple skin splotches or a rash or both
- Enlarged spleen
- Abnormally small head (microencephaly)
- Yellow skin and eyes (jaundice)
- Enlarged and poorly functioning liver
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
Blood tests can be used to diagnose CMV infections in people who have symptoms.
Healthy people who are infected with CMV usually do not require medical treatment.Medications are available to treat CMV infection in people who have weakened immune systems and babies who show symptoms of congenital CMV infection
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