Cytomegalovirus infection

Last updated: Saturday, 27, November, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests

Cytomegalovirus antibodies, Cytomegalovirus detection using urine, buffy coat or tissue may be required.

Histological identification of virus and its cytopathic effects in infected cells (biopsy of eg, lung, liver, colon, kidney) is a more specific test for infection than is demonstration of excretion of virus.

See Infection (increased susceptibility) and Opportunistic infections
Manifestations

Fever

Cervical lymphadenopathy

Hepatitis

Associations

Congenital infection

Post-transfusion

Immunodeficiency, especially 

  • Post-transplantation
Cytomegalovirus detection.
  • Cytotoxic drug therapy
  • AIDS
  • Immunosuppressive therapy