Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Gastroenteritis Cytomegalovirus Underlying Cause

Facts about cytomegalovirus intestinal infection:

  • Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a herpes virus
  • Cytomegalovirus can be transmitted from one person to another through saliva, blood, urine, tears, semen and breast milk.
  • CMV gastroenteritis and colitis can result in severe disease in people with a weak immune system.

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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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