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Cytomegaloviral disease Save

ICD-10 code: B25

Chapter: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

What is Cytomegaloviral Disease?
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a type of virus that belongs to the herpes virus family. This virus is commonly found in people of all ages and can be transmitted through bodily fluids such as saliva, blood, urine, breast milk, and semen. Cytomegaloviral disease is a condition that occurs when the virus infects a person's body and causes symptoms.

Symptoms of Cytomegaloviral Disease

The symptoms of cytomegaloviral disease vary depending on the severity of the infection and the person's immune system. Some people may not experience any symptoms, while others may have mild flu-like symptoms such as fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. In severe cases, the virus can cause organ damage, including liver, lung, and brain damage.
    Treatment Options for Cytomegaloviral Disease
  • Antiviral Medications: Antiviral medications can help to reduce the severity of the infection and prevent the virus from replicating in the body. These medications may be prescribed for people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and people with severe symptoms.
  • Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy involves using drugs to boost the immune system's response to the virus. This type of treatment is usually reserved for people with severe symptoms or those who are at risk of developing complications.
  • Symptomatic Treatment: Symptomatic treatment involves treating the symptoms of the infection, such as fever, cough, and fatigue. This type of treatment is usually recommended for people with mild symptoms and a strong immune system.
  • Prevention of Cytomegaloviral Disease

    The best way to prevent cytomegaloviral disease is to practice good hygiene. This includes washing your hands frequently, avoiding contact with bodily fluids, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. Additionally, people with weakened immune systems and pregnant women should avoid contact with people who have the virus.
    Cytomegaloviral disease is a condition that can cause mild to severe symptoms depending on the person's immune system. While there is no cure for the virus, there are several treatment options available to help reduce the severity of the infection. By practicing good hygiene and avoiding contact with people who have the virus, it is possible to prevent the spread of cytomegaloviral disease.