CYTOMEGALOVIRUS

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MICROBIOLOGY

CMV is a herpesvirus, has double-stranded DNA, and renders infected cells 2–4 times the size of surrounding cells. These cytomegalic cells contain an eccentrically placed intranuclear inclusion surrounded by a clear halo, with an “owl’s-eye” appearance.

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