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cmv

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:50 pm
by Hackeyfor1
CMV is a common virus that infects most people at some time during their lives but rarely causes obvious illness. It is a member of the herpes virus family. Other members of the herpes virus family cause chickenpox, infectious mononucleosis, fever blisters (herpes I) and genital herpes (herpes II). Like other herpes viruses, CMV infection can become dormant for a while and may reactivate at a later time. The virus is carried by people and is not associated with food, water or animals.

http://www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/ ... _sheet.htm

I had CMV retinitis which did take my periphial vision and also was the start of my kidney failure (one of the drugs they used to treat it is nephro-toxic) which declined gradually over a 5 year period. The link I provided will give you information on what to watch for, there is also a tool called the Amsler Grid which can help with catching any vision changes early. Be sure to see an opthamalogist to have your eyes checked with dialiation.