Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a type of virus that stays in your body once you have been infected. When you are first infected, it may cause symptoms similar to mononucleosis, including fever, fatigue, aches, and sore throat.
The virus may then stay dormant in your body, causing no symptoms until it becomes active again. CMV is transferred through bodily fluids only when the virus is active. In otherwise healthy adults, CMV rarely causes serious symptoms. However, in immunocompromised (impaired immune system) patients, CMV can cause serious problems such as:
- Vision loss
- Inflammation of the liver, colon, esophagus, or brain
Why Choose UHealth?
Advanced, specialized care to fight infections. From the latest diagnostic techniques to the newest evidence-based medicines, our infectious disease physicians offer specialized care for many infectious diseases including HIV, cytomegalovirus, fungal infections, mycobacterial infections, and more. We create personalized treatment plans based on the cause of your infection and your health to prevent and fight bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. You’ll have access to expert physicians, more treatment options, and supportive care that focuses on your needs.