Pneumonia - cytomegalovirus; Cytomegalovirus pneumonia
The following have been shown to help prevent CMV pneumonia in certain patients:
- Using organ transplant donors who don't have CMV
- Using CMV-negative blood products for transfusion
- Using CMV-immune globulin in certain patients
Preventing AIDS avoids opportunistic diseases, including CMV, that can occur in people who have a damaged or poorly functioning immune system. People with AIDS who have a CD4 count of less than 100 should consider taking preventive treatment for CMV.
Drew WL. Cytomegalovirus. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 399.