Cytomegalovirus

Ashish Toor, Douglas A. Jabs

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Abstract

Cytomegalovirus is a ubiquitous herpes-family virus that infects the majority of the population at some point during their lifetime. About 60–70 % of the urban population in the United States and nearly 100 % of the population in some parts of Africa are infected. Transmission occurs during pregnancy or childbirth, during sexual contact, through exposure to bodily secretions (urine, feces, saliva, breast milk), through blood transfusions, or via organ transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntraocular Inflammation
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages1137-1152
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783540753872
ISBN (Print)9783540753858
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Toor, A., & Jabs, D. A. (2016). Cytomegalovirus. In Intraocular Inflammation (pp. 1137-1152). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-75387-2_107