Other Viruses That Affect the Liver

  • Authors: Lisa VanWagner, MD, MSc, FAST (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/18 (What's New)


  • In developing countries, most CMV infections are acquired during childhood, whereas in developed countries, up to 50% of young adults are CMV seronegative[Cannon 2010; Staras 2006]
  • Infection is acquired via contact with body fluids of infected individuals[Pomeroy 1987]
  • Most infections in immunocompetent persons are asymptomatic[Cohen 1985; Just-Nübling 2003]

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