Acquired human cytomegalovirus
Initial human cytomegalovirus infection in immunocompetent hosts may be asymptomatic or present as mononucleosis, whereas immunocompromised individuals can have a more severe, life-threatening illness. Neurologic presentations can include retinitis, encephalitis, or radiculitis. After acute infection, the virus remains in a latent state but can reactivate to generate viremia or viruria, typically in the setting of immune system dysfunction.
Dec. 09, 2019