The Anti-VMV IgG Lab Results Were Positive At 13 Weeks’ Gestation?
Hello, introduce me Dora. At the moment I am pregnant with my 2nd child at the age of 13week. My friend just finished carrying out a lab bag, and the results are Anti CMV IgG positive, cons: 151.2 CMIA method. And what about the effects that arise to the fetus huh? Thanks
Hello Mrs. Dora Triwa, thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com.
The laboratory results that you submit are the results in determining CMV or Cytomegalovirus infection, which is a herpes family virus that can infect and cause health problems, especially in infected pregnant women. The infection can be transmitted to the fetus with symptoms such as:
fetal death in utero
premature birth and low birth weight
microsephali / baby's small head size
yellow skin and eyes
enlarged liver and spleen in infants
there is a skin rash on the baby
baby's growth retardation
newborn deaths due to bleeding, anemia, liver or brain disorders
Usually CMV infection is often combined with TORCH infection (Toxoplasma, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes simplex) and usually this infection does not cause symptoms in pregnant women so it is often not realized. However, the positive results you submit are only IgG (Immunoglobulin G) levels, which means that your body has recognized the virus because it was once infected in the past, whereas for the current infection will occur if there are IgM (Immunoglobulin M) results that bring up positive results. It's just that in your case the IgM is not mentioned, is it possible that the IgM is indeed negative / currently there is no re-infection from CMV so the results are not included.
This positive level of anti-CMV IgG means you have had a CMV virus infection in the past and now your body has made protection against the CMV virus. Which is where this protection will also be distributed to the fetus that you conceive and you breastfeed later. Apart from blood, the CMV virus is easily transmitted through:
Our advice for you is that you should consult your doctor who advises you to do the laboratory examination, because the doctor who examined you is certainly more familiar with your body condition and pregnancy. In addition to preventing the re-occurrence of infection and transmission of CMV, you should do several things such as:
Keep the environment clean by one of them being diligent in washing hands before, after eating and after using the toilet.
Eat foods that are nutritionally balanced and exercise diligently to increase your endurance.
Thus we can convey, hopefully our information can be useful for you. thanks.