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- abbr. cytomegalovirus
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- n. any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
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Information indicating that the CMV was the major cause of damaging viral congenital infections was obtained by many virologists.
The case involved a biotechnology tool known as a CMV Promoter, which was invented by UI microbiology professor Mark Stinski.
An example of an overloaded species acronym is "CMV," which in the NCBI taxonomy is mapped to "Cucumber mosaic virus."
An estimated 0.5% to 1% of newborns are infected with cytomegalovirus CMV, a member of the herpes family of viruses, and 10% to 15% of infected infants will suffer permanent hearing loss.
Caveat: There was no follow-up on the 34,812 infants who tested negative for CMV, raising the possibility that CMV-infected newborns may have been missed, researchers said.
The dried-saliva method of PCR identified 74 CMV infections in 17,327 babies; rapid culture identified 76.
In a study of infants born at seven U.S. hospitals from 2008 to 2009, researchers compared the standard test for CMV, called rapid culture, with polymerase chain-reaction PCR, a technology used to analyze DNA sequences.
The liquid-saliva method of PCR identified 85 newborns with CMV among 17,662 babies tested; rapid culture identified 85 as well.
CT (computerized tomography) scan - a test in which X-rays passing through a part of the body are changed into signals that go to a computer, which then uses the signals to create an image of the body part (s) being scanned. cytomegalovirus (CMV) - a virus that can cause infections of various kinds.
In young children, CMV usually causes a "cold" like illness, but in people on antirejection medicine it may cause more serious pneumonia, hepatitis or intestinal infection.
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