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  • abbr. cytomegalovirus

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  • 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.

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  • The case involved a biotechnology tool known as a CMV Promoter, which was invented by UI microbiology professor Mark Stinski.

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  • An example of an overloaded species acronym is "CMV," which in the NCBI taxonomy is mapped to "Cucumber mosaic virus."

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The dried-saliva method of PCR identified 74 CMV infections in 17,327 babies; rapid culture identified 76.

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  • 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.

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  • The liquid-saliva method of PCR identified 85 newborns with CMV among 17,662 babies tested; rapid culture identified 85 as well.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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