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Can I Get Social Security Disability for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

Can I get Social Security Disability for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection? You are probably asking this question because you have this virus, and it and/or complications resulting from this virus or other disabling conditions that you have along with it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. disability-legal-help Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a common herpes virus infection. It is a virus found all over the world. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is related to the viruses that cause infectious mononucleosis (mono) and chickenpox. During childhood People usually become infected with this virus during childhood. After being infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, it remains in your body for the rest of your life. In most instances, CMV infection does not cause any trouble for normal healthy people. Most people do not even know they have this virus. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is an extremely common, widespread virus. Blood tests have indicated that 60 to 90% of adults in the United States have had a CMV infection by age 40. Dormant CMV infection stays dormant or inactive in most instances. However, the CMV virus can be reactivated and cause serious problems. This usually happens in people who have a weakened immune system as a result of other ailments. As already mentioned, cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection does not usually cause any problems for normal healthy people. The infection does not usually cause any signs or symptoms. However, if you have other health issues, you may experience signs and symptoms. These include: Weakness Fatigue Malaise (general feeling of illness, discomfort or uneasiness) Night sweats Prolonged fever Loss of appetite and/or unintended weight loss Sore throat and/or swollen glands Stiffness, muscle aches or joint pain. CMV infection may affect specific organs in your body if you have a weakened immune system. These include your: Eyes - This may involve visual problems and blindness. Gastrointestinal system - This may mean ulcerations with diarrhea and bleeding. Lungs - This may involve pneumonia with low blood oxygen (hypoxemia). Liver - This may mean prolonged, unexplained fever. Brain – This may involve behavioral changes, coma, seizures and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). In most cases, you would not be able to get Social Security Disability for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. The reason for this is because in order to qualify for these disability benefits, you have to be disabled for a period of at least 12 months (1 year), and the infection is usually not that serious. However, you may have a weakened immune system that has resulted from cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and other debilitating conditions that you have along with this infection. Because of this, you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. Have you applied for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration? Were you denied? Important fact If you plan on reapplying or appealing your denial, remember this important fact. People who have a disability attorney like the one at, are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney standing with them. The smart thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+