Cytomegalovirus: A Common, but Serious Disease
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a beta herpesvirus that commonly infects humans; serologic evidence of prior infection can be found in 40-100% of various adult populations.1 However, serious disease may occur in individuals with compromised immune systems, which includes patients who received immunosuppressants associated with various types of transplants including hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT) or solid organ transplants (SOT).2
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1 Krech U. Complement-fixing antibodies against cytomegalovirus in different parts of the world. Bull WHO. 1973;49:103-6.
2 De la Hoz, RE., et al. Diagnosis and treatment approaches to CMV infections in adult patients. J Clin Virol. 2002;S1-S12.
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