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What is the rate of incidence of cytomegalovirus retinitis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The virus that causes cytomegalovirus retinitis is incredibly widespread. In fact, by the age of 40 anywhere from half to four-fifths of all adults have acquired the cytomegalovirus. However, of this large number very few will develop symptoms of CMV retinitis.

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