Treatment

Treatment generally isn't necessary for healthy children and adults. Healthy adults who develop CMV mononucleosis generally recover without medication.

But newborns and people with compromised immune systems need treatment when they're having signs and symptoms of CMV infection. The type of treatment depends on the signs and symptoms and their severity.

The most common treatment is antiviral medications. They can slow reproduction of the virus, but can't eliminate it. Researchers are studying new medications and vaccines to treat and prevent CMV.

April 12, 2017
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