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Dr. Kathleen Muldoon is an Associate Professor of Anatomy at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ, Chair of National CMV Foundation's Scientific Advisory Committee, and mom of three.
Acquired CMV: Risks and Treatments
Acquired CMV infection is when a person is infected with CMV after birth, whether during childhood or adulthood.
Acquired CMV is actually very common with anywhere from 50-80% of adults in the United States having been infected with CMV by the time they reach 40 years old.
However, acquired CMV can cause serious problems for people who are immunocompromised and those who have weakened immune systems.
Acquired CMV: Intro and Symptoms
If you have been affected by congenital CMV, it’s very possible that someone else in your life has also been affected by CMV, but in a very different way. It could be your grandmother who suffered from CMV complications during chemotherapy treatment to fight cancer. Or maybe a family friend who contracted CMV after a successful transplant surgery.