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Fashions in medicine evolve continuously, particularly the attention given to a specific disease process. One of the more interesting tales of changing medical fashions is that associated with cytomegalovirus. From an obscure pathologic process originally thought to be due to an amebiform protozoan, Entamoeba mortinatilium, cytomegalovirus infection has become one of the most fashionable of infectious processes. Scientists and clinicians are fascinated by its ubiquity, ability to achieve latency with the potential for later reactivation, possible oncogenicity, immunomodulating effects, ability to cause congenital and neonatal infection of grave consequence, position as the most important single infectious agent in transplantation, and
Cytomegalovirus: Biology and Infection.. Ann Intern Med. ;98:573. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-4-573_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(4):573.
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