Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

CMV Infection Evaluation

The evaluation of cytomegalovirus infection begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings will depend on the type, location and severity of infection.

Physical findings of Cytomegalovirus infection may include:

Abnormal Breathing Rates
AgeUpper NormalAbnormal
6mo - 1 year40 breaths per min60 breaths per min
1 - 3 years30 breaths per min50 breaths per min
4 - 5 years28 breaths per min45 breaths per min
5 - 6 years26 breaths per min40 breaths per min
6 - 12 years24 breaths per min30 breaths per min
Over 12 years20 breaths per min25+ breaths per min

The diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection cannot be made without testing.

Tests for cytomegalovirus infection may include:

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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