Cytomegalovirus - Risk Factors

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What are the risk factors for cytomegalovirus infection?

Those at risk for CMV include young children and adults who work closely with them, people who undergo blood transfusions, people who have multiple sex partners, and people who have received a CMV-infected mismatched organ or bone marrow transplant. People at risk for complications from CMV infection include pregnant women and those with a weakened immune system, such as people infected with HIV, individuals who have undergone organ transplantation, cancer patients, or those who are taking medications that might suppress their immune system.

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