Preliminary findings of a study of pregnant women showed that women with severe gum disease may be twice as likely to develop preeclampsia, compared with women with healthy gums. Pre-eclampsia, characterized by a sudden onset of hypertension, can lead to eclampsia?seizures late in pregnancy or following delivery that can cause organ damage or death.
In Seniors: Consider CMV Serostatus
When Recommending Flu Vaccine
Older people who have cytomegalovirus seem to have less robust responses to the trivalent influenza vaccine than those who do not have CMV.
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