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Both are based on a herpes virus – cytomegalovirus – common in Americans and in almost everyone in the developing world.
Sometimes babies infected in the womb with viruses like rubella or cytomegalovirus appear normal at birth, but later turn out to have serious problems with hearing, vision or learning, and officials want to know if Zika carries the same risks.
Congratulations for spotlighting CMV (cytomegalovirus), a disease that can ruin the life of a fetus and baby.
About 4 percent of the fetuses tested had evidence of other infections that can cause microcephaly, such as toxoplasmosis, herpes, cytomegalovirus or syphilis.
The sixth case — a gay African-American man who had contracted PCP and cytomegalovirus — went undocumented.
Viruses can infect and damage a developing baby's brain — Zika is the most notorious now, but rubella and cytomegalovirus can also cause severe birth defects.
But nobody — not her obstetrician, nor her midwife — mentioned cytomegalovirus.
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medical Definition of cytomegalovirus
- Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), a DNA herpesvirus with more than 200 genes, is a giant among viruses.
- —Bernard Roizman, Science, 30 June 2000
- Her vision was failing at that point from CMV, cytomegalovirus, a common and usually harmless bug that can turn vicious in AIDS cases.
- —Peter Goldman and Lucille Beachy, Newsweek, 21 July 1986
- Ganciclovir and foscarnet can be used to treat respiratory tract infections caused by cytomegalovirus in immunocompromised adults.
- —Harvey B. Simon, Scientific American Medicine, September 1994
- Many of recent patients had also been treated for viral inflections such as herpes, cytomegalovirus and hepatitis B, as well as parasitic infections such as amoebiasis and giardiasis, the CDC said.
- —The Springfield (Massachusetts) Morning Union, 29 Aug. 1981
- Cytomegalovirus retinitis can cause retinal detachment and these patients may complain of floaters, flashing lights, or loss of vision, although the onset of vision loss in these patients tends to occur more suddenly and can be described as a “curtain coming down over the eye.”
- —Scott M. Whitcup, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 10 Jan. 1996
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