A herpesvirus that can cause infections, including pneumonia
(infection of the lungs), gastroenteritis (infection of the
gastrointestinal tract), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain),
or retinitis (infection of the eye), in immunosuppressed people.
Although CMV can infect most organs of the body, HIV-infected
people are most susceptible to CMV retinitis.
See Also: Cytomegalovirus Retinitis