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cytomegalic inclusion disease

cytomegalic inclusion disease in Medicine

cytomegalic inclusion disease n.
A disease caused by infection with cytomegalovirus, characterized by the presence of inclusion bodies in infected cells, enlargement of the liver and spleen, jaundice, purpura, thrombocytopenia, and fever; it often occurs in newborn infants, acquired in the womb or when passing through the birth canal of an infected mother, and can also occur in individuals with impaired immune systems. Also called cytomegalovirus disease, inclusion body disease.

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