Question: What disease does cytomegalovirus cause?

Occasionally, CMV can cause mononucleosis or hepatitis (liver problem). People with weakened immune systems who get CMV can have more serious symptoms affecting the eyes, lungs, liver, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Babies born with CMV can have brain, liver, spleen, lung, and growth problems.

What is a cytomegalovirus disease?

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus found around the world. It is related to the viruses that cause chickenpox and infectious mononucleosis (mono). Between 50% and 80% of adults in the United States have had a CMV infection by age 40. Once CMV is in a persons body, it stays there for life.

Can cytomegalovirus cause autoimmune disease?

Human cytomegalovirus is a common herpesvirus that is linked to autoimmunity, especially in genetically predisposed persons.

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