What is cytomegalovirus (CMV) syndrome?

Updated: Jul 07, 2021
  • Author: Ricardo Cedeno-Mendoza, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In general, it is better to avoid this term in stem cell transplant recipients, as other viruses (eg, HHV-6) can also cause fever and bone marrow suppression. [8] However, in solid organ transplant recipients, CMV syndrome is better defined: fever (>38°C) for at least 2 days within a 4-day period, CMV detection in blood, and either neutropenia or thrombocytopenia. [8]


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