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Synonyms for CMV

any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects

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6%, n=103/170) developed clinically significant CMV infection, discontinued treatment, or had missing data through Week 24 post-transplant (p
7) Donors with negative CMV serology may be chronically infected but producing antibodies undetectable with the available testing reagents.
The principles of treatment of CMV retinitis are to improve the patient's immune function and to use specific anti-CMV agents to inhibit viral replication.
All children [less than or equal to] 12 years admitted to Tygerberg Academic Hospital (TBH), with laboratory evidence of systemic CMV infection and who were referred for ophthalmological screening between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2013, were included in the study.
One of the major concerns regarding preemptive therapy is that it may not prevent the indirect effects of CMV infection, despite conflicting data on its association with graft and patient survival.
Neonates, born from mothers having active CMV infection, were screened for congenital CMV infection during first 3 weeks after birth by detection of viral DNA in urine and saliva swab through PCR.
Our patient was a 6-year-old boy who had been born with a symptomatic CMV infection secondary to a maternal primary CMV infection during the first trimester of pregnancy.
CMV viral load test based on quantitative PCR can be used for direct detection of virus in the whole blood, peripheral blood lymphocytes, and plasma with quantitative measurement of viremia.
CMV immunoglobulin (CMVIG) preparations are licensed for the prophylaxis of CMV infection and disease and are used by approximately a third of lung transplant centers for prophylaxis in high-risk (CMV-negative recipient/ CMV-positive donor [R-/D+]) transplant procedures [13], although well-designed studies to assess its effectiveness in the setting of lung transplantation are lacking.
CMV is the most common congenital viral infection, with nearly 40,000 new cases yearly in the US and an overall incidence of 1-2.
Once CMV is in a person's body, it stays there for life.
CMV test measures the strength of T cell responses to CMV specific antigens; has the potential to assist clinicians with monitoring anti-viral prophylaxis and evaluating patients at risk from CMV disease; leverages its proprietary T-SPOT technology platform; as well as the first in a series of planned new products intended to help transplant patients and physicians manage immune regulated conditions.
CMV is spread by direct contact of body fluids such as blood, saliva, urine, and breast milk.
Before the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), approximately 30% of patients with AIDS developed CMV retinitis, which declined in 75% of cases after the start of HAART.