For Healthcare Professionals
Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, infects between 50% and 80% of persons in the United States by 40 years of age. CMV prevalence is higher in developing countries and areas with lower socioeconomic conditions.
Clinical FeaturesCharacteristics of virus, transmission and prevention.
At-Risk PatientsInfection in pregnant women and immunocompromised patients.
Interpretation of Laboratory TestsTests to detect IgM and IgG antibody to CMV; what a positive test or an avidity assay may indicate.
Clinical Diagnosis and TreatmentLaboratory tests that detect congenital CMV infection must be done during the first week after birth.
- Page last reviewed: July 28, 2010
- Page last updated: July 28, 2010
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