Cytomegalovirus

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What is cytomegalovirus?

Cytomegalovirus is an opportunistic infection that may be life-threatening in affected immunocompromised patients. It is a human herpesvirus type 5 and may cause retinitis, esophagitis, gastritis, and colitis.

Common symptoms reported by people with cytomegalovirus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with cytomegalovirus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zumba Dancing)
Type
Exercise
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with cytomegalovirus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cytomegalovirus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Burning in stomach Stomach pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zumba Dancing)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Burning in stomach Stomach pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Daytime sleepiness Drunk feeling
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Breathing difficulty 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cytomegalovirus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has cytomegalovirus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 7
30s 16
40s 37
50s 20
60s 13
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

57% Female
43% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 56
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from CMV patients who have completed their condition history
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