Meaning of cytomegalovirus in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsʌɪtə(ʊ)ˈmɛɡ(ə)lə(ʊ)ˌvʌɪrəs/


(also CMV)
  • A kind of herpesvirus which usually produces very mild symptoms in an infected person but may cause severe neurological damage in people with weakened immune systems and in the newborn.

    ‘Past studies have hinted that herpes simplex viruses and cytomegalovirus, all of which are active in brain tissues, might be associated with dementia.’
    • ‘Congenital toxoplasmosis can mimic disease caused by organisms such as herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, and rubella virus.’
    • ‘The immunohistochemical study for herpes virus and cytomegalovirus was negative in all cases.’
    • ‘Other viruses, such as cytomegalovirus, herpes, and adenovirus, can also cause interstitial nephritis.’
    • ‘The list of possible etiologies includes rubella, cytomegalovirus infection, herpes simplex infection, anoxic or ischemic damage, thalidomide exposure and very low birth weight.’
    • ‘People with HIV can also develop encephalitis from Toxoplasmosis and from the cytomegalovirus.’
    • ‘Illnesses that can cause congenital hearing loss include infections during pregnancy, such as rubella, cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis, herpes or syphilis.’
    • ‘Immunohistochemical staining for cytomegalovirus and herpesvirus was performed to exclude these infections in 4 patients.’
    • ‘The most common congenital viral infection is cytomegalovirus.’
    • ‘Serologic test results for hepatitis B and C virus and cytomegalovirus were negative.’