Severe primary cytomegalovirus infection in the immunocompetent adult patient: A case series.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_7A0A8FD7B2DD
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Editorial
Collection
Publications
Titre
Severe primary cytomegalovirus infection in the immunocompetent adult patient: A case series.
Périodique
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Auteur(s)
Orasch C., Conen A.
ISSN
1651-1980 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0036-5548
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
44
Numéro
12
Pages
987-991
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
WOS Document Type: Editorial Material
Résumé
Abstract Primary cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is rare in immunocompetent adults, even rarer in elderly patients. Little is known about the severity of symptoms and the clinical course in this patient group. In children and younger adults, CMV mostly presents as an asymptomatic disease or a self-limiting mild mononucleosis-like syndrome. We describe the clinical course of an unusually severe primary CMV infection in a 69-y-old otherwise healthy man, as well as 6 other severe cases in immunocompetent adults at our institution, and compare them to adult cases from the literature. CMV primary infection and antiviral treatment should be considered in immunocompetent elderly persons presenting with a severe mononucleosis-like syndrome.
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
13/12/2012 19:08
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 18:33
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