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Good's syndrome presenting with cytomegalovirus pneumonia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11197798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 61-year-old woman who had undergone an operation for thymoma 17 years previously suddenly became dyspneic and showed bilateral pulmonary infiltrates on a chest radiograph. In the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cells contained characteristic cytomegalic inclusion bodies, as well as cytomegalovirus DNA demonstrated by a polymerase chain reaction. Immunological findings included hypogammaglobulinemia, deficient numbers of circulating B cells, and impaired blast transformation of peripheral blood T cells in response to mitogens in vitro. Considering all of the findings, the patient was diagnosed with Good's syndrome presenting with cytomegalovirus pneumonia.
S Ide; T Koga; T Rikimaru; Y Katsuki; K Oizumi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0918-2918     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-23     Completed Date:  2001-04-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1094-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Department of Internal Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Agammaglobulinemia / complications*,  diagnosis
Antibody Formation
Cytomegalovirus Infections / etiology*
Disease Susceptibility
Immunity, Cellular
Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Lymphocyte Count
Middle Aged
Pneumonia, Viral / etiology*
Postoperative Complications / immunology
Prednisolone / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Pulmonary Fibrosis / etiology
Thymoma / complications*,  immunology,  surgery
Thymus Neoplasms / complications*,  immunology,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunosuppressive Agents; 50-24-8/Prednisolone

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