What You Should Be Reading: : CMV

Update on CMV

Sunday, December 17, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Check out the recent publication, “Primary cytomegalovirus infection in immunocompetent adults in the Unites States” by Nathanial Nolan, et al in IDCases 10:123-126, 2017.  They describe a case series of 16 adult patients ranging in age from 28-61 years old with primary CMV infection.  Many of the cases had extensive workups for other infectious agents prior to their final diagnosis of CMV; in most cases the final diagnosis required that the patient visit an infectious disease physician.  Surprisingly, rash was an uncommon manifestation, seen in only 19% of cases.    The most common manifestations were non-specific - prolonged fever, malaise, and night sweats.   The authors suggest that adults with prolonged (2-3 weeks) fever should be checked for evidence of CMV via IgM serological testing.


Also have a LOOK at a recently published article “Review for Disease of the Year: Clinic of Cytomegalovirus-Induced Anterior Uveitis” by Nicole Chan, et. al. in Occular Immunology and Inflammation online {DOI:10.1080/09273948.2017.1394471}. The authors describe the spectrum of ocular manifestions seen with CMV infection and provide detailed descriptions of the symptoms and distribution of the infection in the eye. The article contains a series of very beautiful and detailed pictures of the eye damage seen with CMV infections. Well worth a “LOOK”.




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