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:
- Swollen glands
- Enlarged spleen
- Vision change:
- Rapid rate of breathing
Abnormal Breathing Rates
|6mo - 1 year||40 breaths per min||60 breaths per min|
|1 - 3 years||30 breaths per min||50 breaths per min|
|4 - 5 years||28 breaths per min||45 breaths per min|
|5 - 6 years||26 breaths per min||40 breaths per min|
|6 - 12 years||24 breaths per min||30 breaths per min|
|Over 12 years||20 breaths per min||25+ breaths per min|
The diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection cannot be made without testing.
Tests for cytomegalovirus infection may include:
- Complete blood count
- Epstein-Barr virus testing
- Throat culture
- Liver profile
- CMV titer:
- The blood is tested for the presence of antibodies against cytomegalovirus.
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