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- adjective Of, relating to, or characterized by greatly enlarged cells.
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- adjective of or relating to or characterized by greatly enlarged cells
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In 1955 he also isolated the virus which causes cytomegalic inclusion disease in infants and, after working for five years on these diseases, he was able to show that the human foetus, while it is in the uterus, is particularly susceptible to attack by these viruses and that, if the foetus survives attack by them, the infant is often born with severe damage to its brain which causes mental retardation and cerebral palsy.
(CMV) from living children with cytomegalic inclusion disease and demonstrated that such children continued to excrete viruses in their urine for many months.
Characteristic owl-eyed cytomegalic inclusions and CMV-specific antigens have been found in brain tissue and blood vessels of AIDS patients with subacute encephalopathy.