[Viral pneumonia in immunocompetent patients]

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serval:BIB_26EBE695BA1E
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
[Viral pneumonia in immunocompetent patients]
Journal
Reanimation
Author(s)
Guery B., d'Escrivan T., Georges H., Legout L., Leroy O., Viget N., Faure K.
ISSN
1624-0693 (Print)
ISSN-L
1624-0693
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/2004
Volume
13
Number
3
Pages
226-237
Language
french
Notes
Guery, B
d'Escrivan, T
Georges, H
Legout, L
Leroy, O
Viget, N
Faure, K
fre
English Abstract
Review
France
Reanimation. 2004 May;13(3):226-237. doi: 10.1016/j.reaurg.2004.02.009. Epub 2004 Apr 15.
Abstract
Respiratory infections are frequently encountered in the community; these infections are usually associated with only minor consequences. Many different agents, such as influenza and parainfluenza virus, respiratory syncitial virus, rhinovirus, coronavirus, adenovirus and herpes virus can be found in immuno-competent patients. Among these pathogens, cytomegalovirus (CMV) has been found to be responsible for nosocomial pneumonia in ICU. The main problem for viral infections, is the diagnosis, isolation of the pathogen is often difficult and not always reliable and the symptoms not specific. However, influenza is characterised by fever, myalgia, headache and pharyngitis, this infection may be very mild, even asymptomatic, moderate or very severe. Finally, the most recent viral pathogen involved in respiratory disease is a newly discovered coronavirus, the SARS-CoV which was responsible for the worldwide outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Viral pneumonia is a common pathology which is probably underdiagnosed in immuno-competent patients; many reports show that even if the diagnosis is difficult to obtain, it is not useless as long as we have, for most of the pathogens, an effective treatment. The gold standard was histology, new techniques like PCR can probably make a difference and should be included in the guidelines to improve diagnostic efficiency.
Keywords
Ards, Coronavirus, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes virus, Vzv
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