Cytomegalovirus Mononucleosis

What is Cytomegalovirus Mononucleosis?

Cytomegalovirus mononucleosis is an infectious disease characterized by an infectious mononucleosis syndrome with negative heterophilic antibodies.

Causes of Cytomegalovirus Mononucleosis

Cytomegalovirus mononucleosis can develop spontaneously or after transfusion of blood products containing white blood cells.

Symptoms of Cytomegalovirus Mononucleosis

Despite the fact that people of all ages fall ill, mononucleosis syndrome is more common in sexually active young people.

The incubation period is from 20 to 60 days, the duration of the disease is 2-6 weeks. Mononucleosis syndrome is characterized by prolonged fever, chills, fatigue, malaise, muscle pain, headaches; often splenomegaly develops. Exudative pharyngitis and enlargement of the cervical lymph nodes are rare, which distinguishes this disease from infectious mononucleosis caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. In some cases, the course of mononucleosis caused by the cytomegaly virus can be complicated by Guillain-Barré syndrome.