I have occasional needle pin in hands and numbness. Mild itchy rash on nose and both upper shoulders (still there and barely visible). I also have slight hand tremors, increased permanent floaters in both eyes. I have CMV IgG 55 (recent infection). All STD, HIV, hepatitis, EBV, and HSV 1 and 2 are negative. Could CMV cause all these in an immunocompetent person?
Ophthalmologist said that my eyes are perfect after an examination. Neurologist did a nerve conductivity test and said all reports normal. Infection specialist did western blot for HIV 1 and 2 at 16 weeks after symptoms started and said it is negative. HIV combo antibody and antigen also negative. If it is CMV, what is the treatment?
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CMV IgG positivity indicates past infection. The exposure to CMV (cytomegalovirus) might have been there some weeks to years earlier. CMV is common in general infection and up to 60% are IgG positive. Sero- positivity percentage increases with age. Treatment for CMV is not given based on CMV IgG positivity. I suggest you to get following to rule out active CMV infection:
1. pp65 antigen.
2. ELISA CMV IgM.
3. CMV quantitative test.
4. Repeat your CMV IgG titers at least after six weeks of the above tests.
I suggest you to do thyroid profile, serum vitamin B12, and D3 tests. You can send pictures of your rashes for further assessment.
I hope this helps.
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