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 info request on CID

Hi, I was wondering if any of you out there could help me.  I
need information concerning Cytomegalic Inclusion Disease.  I
want to know about the incubation period of this virus, possible
symptons, period of communicability and the usual length of
time it takes to leave your system.  All statistics concerning the
disease would be appreciated.  I have consulted numerous medical
textbooks, and family physician, but the information found was minimal.

thanks in advance

Mike




Wed, 19 May 1993 01:43:00 GMT
 info request on CID

Quote:

>need information concerning Cytomegalic Inclusion Disease.  I
>want to know about the incubation period of this virus, possible
>symptons, period of communicability and the usual length of
>time it takes to leave your system.  All statistics concerning the
>disease would be appreciated.  I have consulted numerous medical
>textbooks, and family physician, but the information found was minimal.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection (Cytomegalic Inclusion Disease):

A virus infection occurring con{*filter*}y, postnatally, or at any age, and ranging
in severity from a silent infection without consequences, through disease
manifested by fever, hepatitis, and (in neonates) severe brain damage, to
stillbirth or perinatal death.

Symptoms and Signs:

        Con{*filter*} infection:  The extent of the pathologic process is
highly variable.  Most commonly, infection is manifested only by cytomeg-
aloviruria in an otherwise apparently normal infant.

Infants born with severe nonfatal disease typically have a low birth weight
and develop fever, hepatitus with jaundice, and hemorrhagic manifestations
such as purpura.  Hepatosplenomegaly, thrombocytopenia, chorioretinitis,
microcephaly, and periventricular cerebral calcification may be present.

Epidemiology:

Infected individuals may excrete virus in the urine or saliva fo rmonths; virus
may be demonstrable in human cervical secretions, {*filter*}, feces, and milk;
fresh {*filter*} from asymptomatic infected donors may produce disease in
suseptable reciepients.  Infection may be acquired transplacentally, during
birth, or by contact with infected secretions or excretions at any time
thereafter.  High infection rates may occur at early ages in closed populations.
The incidence of infection gradually increases with age; 60 to 90% of {*filter*}s
have experienced infection.

[From The Merck Manual, four{*filter*}th edition]

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