Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a type of herpes virus. It usually infects salivary glands, but it can affect different parts of the body. Ganciclovir is indicated for treating CMV retinitis, pneumonitis and colitis for immunocompromised patients, such as HIV patients. It blocks the virus from replication by inhibiting DNA polymerase of viruses.
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