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CMV - pneumonia

  • Alternative Names

    Pneumonia - cytomegalovirus; Cytomegalovirus pneumonia


    Prevention

    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.


    References

    Drew WL. Cytomegalovirus. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 399.