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Cytomegalovirus is also called HCMV or human herpesvirus 5 (HHV-5). It is a commonly transmitted virus to the developing fetus. This virus spread through body fluids. It affects both males and females of any age. Affected people having acquired CMV do not have symptoms. But in some cases, they have symptoms such as fever, night sweats, tiredness. Recurring CMV affects other organs like the digestive system, eyes, and lungs. Congenital CMC shows symptoms, such as jaundice, pneumonia, and spots on the skin. Taking Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen helps to provide relief in the cases of acquired CMV, and antiviral medications are taken to treat congenital or recurring CMV.

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Query: Hello doctor, I am in 36th week of pregnancy. My last ultrasound was doppler happened at 34th week 5 days. I showed the pregnancy of 32 weeks 5 days with mild IUGR. Fetal weight 4.1 lbs. My gynecologist advised CBC, and Torch IgM, IgG tests. In the CBC test, total leucocyte count is 13300/cumm, MPV ...  Read Full »

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