Cytomegalovirus (Cmv)

cytomegalovirus Cytomegalovirus (CMV, HHV-5) infection can cause a widely varying severity. There is often a syndrome resembling an infectious mononucleosis, but without severe pharyngitis. In HIV patients, rarely in organ transplant recipients and other immunocompromised patients, it can lead to severe focal disease, including retinitis. In newborns and immunocompromised patients, a severe systemic disease can develop. The laboratory diagnosis, helpful in severe diseases may include a cultural virus isolation, serological…

September 3, 2018