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Cytomegalovirus STD Brief
These briefs are intended to give readers (specifically those readers who weren’t aware many of these STDs existed) an overview of each STD, their commonality, treatment options, and diagnostic tests available.
This information is by no means all-encompassing and The STI Project encourages using these briefs as primers and then further delving into the resources section when subsequent questions arise.
Cytomegalovirus Symptoms, Test & Treatment
Common? Quite common – 4 out of every 10 Americans get CMV by the time they reach puberty – Around 1 to 3 million people infected in the U.S. annually
Symptoms Usually none! Sometimes swollen glands, fatigue, fever, irritation of the digestive tract, nausea, diarrhea, and jaundice. Rarely, blindness and mental disorders.
Cure? No cure – managed with medicine
Bacterial/Viral/ Fungal/Parasitic Viral
Test Blood test
Life-Threatening? No, but it can be very dangerous for people with weakened immune systems. Cytomegalovirus can also be passed from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby. Congenital cytomegalovirus infection passed from a pregnant mother to her baby can cause long-term problems, including growth disturbances, vision or hearing loss, or mental disability.
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