A positive test for CMV IgG indicates that a person was infected with CMV at some time during their life but does not indicate when a person was infected. This applies for persons ≥12 months of age when maternal antibodies are no longer present.
What is CMV infection?
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. Once infected, your body retains the virus for life. Most people dont know they have CMV because it rarely causes problems in healthy people. If youre pregnant or if your immune system is weakened, CMV is cause for concern.
What does CMV stand for in sperm donor?
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus that can be transmitted to a developing fetus before birth. CMV is a member of the herpes family of viruses that also includes chickenpox and mono. Primary CMV infection occurs in people who have never been exposed to the CMV virus before.
What is the treatment for CMV virus?
The drug of choice for treatment of CMV disease is intravenous ganciclovir, although valganciclovir may be used for nonsevere CMV treatment in selected cases. Ganciclovir is a nucleoside analogue that inhibits DNA synthesis in the same manner as acyclovir.