Background: The morbidity and mortality associated with cytomegalovirus
(CMV) infection in immunocompromised patients (especially in HIV-infected patients
and transplant recipients), as well as with congenital CMV infection are well known.
In contrast, relatively little attention has been paid to the morbidity and mortality
that CMV infec... read moretion may cause in immunocompetent patients.
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