Which tests is used to evaluate CMV infection in patients with newly diagnosed HIV infection?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Serology should be performed to test for CMV infection. The presence of anti-CMV IgG indicates previous exposure to CMV. Ophthalmologic examination is used to evaluate for CMV retinitis in people with very low CD4 T-cell counts.


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