What is cytomegalovirus?

Also known as: cytomegalovirus infection, CMV infection.

Cytomegalovirus is a common virus that, once contracted, stays in the body for life. If contracted in-utero it is the most common cause of congenital deafness. When acquired after birth it rarely causes symptoms, but people with weakened immune systems or infants infected with the virus can have problems.

Reviewed by: P. Marcelo Laufer, MD

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