In our time, latent viral infection is becoming increasingly important as "attacks" usually weakened body. Especially dangerous are such infections in pregnant women, because they can cause uterine infection in the fetus.
Herpesvirus - they get into our body
It is now known eight kinds of herpes viruses that, to introduce into the human body to remain there forever. Remove them from the body today is not possible that mankind do not yet know how. The only system that can give a fitting rebuff gerpevirusam - is immune. Only good immunity only inhibits multiplication of the viruses, but their introduction into the body.
Genital herpes (herpes simplex virus type II) into the body by sexual contact, it is introduced into cells of the mucosa (epithelium) and causes genital inflammation with characteristic features. The virus then gets on nerves in the ganglia, where it multiplies and periodically along the same path penetrates the epithelium of the genital organs, causing relapse. With good immunity in about a month in the blood produces antibodies that are "driven" viruses back ganglia where they are so long until a reduced immunity.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) also relates to herpesviruses (herpes simplex virus type V). It is less active than the virus of genital herpes, but no less stubborn - "smoke" from the body impossible. Infected with CMV can be airborne, by contact and by blood transfusion. Getting in the human body, it is embedded in cytomegalovirus sensitivity to cells - epithelial cells of the salivary glands, the cervical canal, kidneys and so on.
If a person has a good immunity, the cytomegalovirus stored in the cells in an inactive state. In adults, cytomegalovirus
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or it never activated, or the disease occurs in a latent form for some decrease in immunity.
What is the risk of genital herpes and human cytomegalovirus
Genital herpes is periodically recurrent blisters on the genitals, which are accompanied by severe itching and pain. Frequent recurrences of genital herpes can lead to the development of precancerous conditions, and then the cervical cancer
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During pregnancy is dangerous mainly primary genital herpes: since antibodies to this pathogen are produced immediately, but within a month, he can pass the placenta and cause fetal infection in the fetus, which often runs hard. But a woman's body is designed so reliably even when the primary infection of the mother during pregnancy, the infectious agent is not always passes through the placenta to the fetus. If a woman contracted genital herpes before pregnancy and has to develop antibodies to it, the likelihood of transmission of herpes to the fetus is small.
Cytomegalovirus distributed among the population to a greater extent than the herpes simplex virus
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Type II, which causes genital herpes. At the same time it represents an even greater threat during pregnancy women with primary infection during this period. The lack of protective antibodies can in some cases cytomegalovirus penetrate the placenta to the fetus and cause fetal infection. Of course, this is not always, but the risk is considered high because of the fact that a cytomegalovirus has a very negative impact on the fetus.
Intrauterine infection caused by cytomegalovirus, in most cases, results in fetal death or stillbirth, and, or a serious condition after birth, which often ends with the death of a newborn or a severe disability.
Infection of the newborn at birth and may, in this case, the newborn has a generalized cytomegalovirus infection, which manifests itself in multiple lesions of the internal organs and the brain. These children for a lifetime may be the consequences of violations of the brain, blindness, deafness, and others.
How to protect against herpes viruses
On this question the answer is no. The main thing - is prevention. Genital herpes can be prevented by stabilizing the sexual life, contact with one partner, and enhance immunity.
It is impossible to prevent cytomegalovirus infection - the virus is too widespread. Therefore, women are advised to pre-pregnancy planning surveys and strengthen the immune system
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Virus and cytomegalovirus, genital herpes - related viruses, and they have a lot in common, including the ability to "attack" a person with reduced protective forces of the body.