Forty-two children with acute leukemia were studied to determine the incidence and course of cytomegalovirus infection. Five patients excreted the virus in the urine, saliva, or both. Three others had complement-fixing antibodies to cytomegalovirus. There was no clinical evidence of infection. The incidence of infection did not differ from that found in other studies in nonleukemic and leukemic children.
Armstrong D, Haghbin M, Balakrishnan SL, Murphy ML. Asymptomatic Cytomegalovirus Infection in Children With Leukemia. Am J Dis Child. 1971;122(5):404-407. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02110050074007