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A genus of the family HERPESVIRIDAE, subfamily BETAHERPESVIRINAE, infecting the salivary glands, liver, spleen, lungs, eyes, and other organs, in which they produce characteristically enlarged cells with intranuclear inclusions. Infection with Cytomegalovirus is also seen as an opportunistic infection in AIDS.

(Source: National Library of Medicine 2013 MeSH Scope Note and Classification)
Figure 1 was contributed by Gwendolin Tangham MD, Andrew Stevenson Joel Chandranesan MD, Madhuchhanda Choudhary MD, and Jon Wilson MD, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. Please also refer to the Contributing Authors page for the list of IDSA 2012 case contributors. This image and the related case were originally presented at IDWeek 2012, a joint effort of Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), HIV Medical Association, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) during an interactive session on Fellows' Day. Copyright Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), 2012. Used with permission.
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National Library of Medicine MeSH Classification

DNA Viruses