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Disseminated cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent adult successfully treated with ganciclovir.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8588148     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the case of a previously healthy man who suffered a disseminated cytomegalovirus infection. He presented with prolonged fever, weight loss of 8 kg, anicteric hepatitis, upper digestive tract bleeding from gastric ulcers, acute polyneuritis and bilateral retinitis. Immunodeficiency was not detected either during admission or during a 3-year follow-up period. The patient was treated with ganciclovir (5 mg/kg BID) during 4 weeks with a favourable clinical outcome. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case with such characteristics.
Authors:
J López-Contreras; J Ris; P Domingo; M Puig; N Rabella; J Nolla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-27     Completed Date:  1996-03-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  523-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use*
Cytomegalovirus Infections / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  immunology
Cytomegalovirus Retinitis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  immunology
Ganciclovir / therapeutic use*
Humans
Immunocompetence
Male
Middle Aged
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents; 82410-32-0/Ganciclovir

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