How do I know if I have CMV?

How do I know if I have CMV?

Blood tests can be used to diagnose CMV infection in adults who have symptoms. However, blood is not the best fluid to test newborns with suspected CMV infection. Tests of saliva or urine are preferred for newborns. Healthy people who are infected with CMV usually do not require medical treatment.

How likely is it to get CMV while pregnant?

CMV is the most common infection passed from pregnant people to babies during pregnancy. One in 3 pregnant people passes the infection on to their babies. If you have CMV during pregnancy, the virus in your blood can pass through the placenta to your baby.

What are 5 CMV symptoms?

The following signs and symptoms are more common in babies who have congenital CMV and who are sick at birth:

  • Premature birth.
  • Low birth weight.
  • Yellow skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Enlarged and poorly functioning liver.
  • Purple skin splotches or a rash or both.
  • Abnormally small head (microencephaly)
  • Enlarged spleen.
  • Pneumonia.

Can you have a healthy baby with CMV?

You can pass CMV to your baby If you are pregnant and have CMV, the virus in your blood can cross through your placenta and infect your developing baby. This is more likely to happen if you have a frst-time CMV infection while pregnant but can also happen if you have a subsequent infection during pregnancy.

How is CMV treated in pregnancy?

There’s currently no treatment for CMV in pregnancy, but in most cases the virus does not cause any problems for your baby. Antiviral medicine may be used to treat: babies diagnosed with congenital CMV after they’re born.

Does CMV show up in ultrasound?

Ultrasound can show some of the issues caused by congenital CMV, such as slow growth, small head size, large placenta, and changes in brain structure. However, many babies with congenital CMV will not show any signs of infection on ultrasound.

Can CMV be detected on ultrasound?

Should pregnant nurses care for patients with CMV?

We do not recommend routinely reassigning pregnant healthcare workers from caring for patients with particular infections that have the potential for harming the fetus including CMV, HIV, hepatitis B and C, and varicella.

Should I be tested for CMV when pregnant?

Therefore, it is important if you are pregnant, or know someone who is pregnant, to be “CMV Aware” and “CMV Cautious”. Women who are pregnant should discuss CMV with their obstetrician. Testing for CMV infection is a simple blood test. And, there are interventions available to help.

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