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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common herpesvirus found in humans. Like other herpesviruses, it is a life-long infection that remains in a latent state inside the human body, until it is 'reactivated' by appropriate conditions. CMV infects between 60% to 70% of adults in industrialized countries and close to 100% in emerging countries. Much is unknown about this virus, although it has been found in salivary glands and myeloid blood cells such as monocytes. It has also been linked to the development of certain cancers. Congenital CMV is a leading infectious cause of deafness, learning disabilities, and intellectual disability. A common treatment for CMV is valganciclovir, commonly known as Valcyte.[1]

Several herpesviruses including cytomegalovirus may cause false positives on Lyme disease tests.[2]

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Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2020, Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr Virus, and Human herpesvirus-6 Infections in Patients With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome[3] - (Abstract)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Gupta, Mohit; Shorman, Mahmoud (2019). "Cytomegalovirus". Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing. PMID 29083720. 
  2. Goossens HA, Nohlmans MK, van den Bogaard AE. Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus infections cause false-positive results in IgM two-test protocol for early Lyme borreliosis. Infection 1999;27:231.
  3. Shikova, Evelina; Reshkova, Valentina; Kumanova, Аntoniya; Raleva, Sevdalina; Alexandrova, Dora; Capo, Natasa; Murovska, Modra (2020). "Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and human herpesvirus-6 infections in patients with myalgic еncephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Medical Virology. doi:10.1002/jmv.25744. ISSN 1096-9071. 

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