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In a retrospective study, the strategy of giving high-dose acyclovir (500 mg/m2 every 8 h intravenously) from day 5 before transplantation to day 30 after transplantation was evaluated in 266 cytomegalovirus (CMV)-seropositive autograft recipients. the incidence of CMV pneumonia was compared with that in 85 control patients who did not receive high-dose(More)
The high rate of severe cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease after bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is related to the profound immunodeficiency posttransplant. Because cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) have been implicated in resistance to viral infections, we examined the restoration of the CMV-specific CTL response in 20 patients who received bone marrow from(More)
The safety and efficacy of foscarnet for prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection was evaluated in 19 CMV-seropositive bone marrow transplant (BMT) recipients. All patients received intermittent intravenous (iv) foscarnet: 40 mg/kg every 8 h from 7 days before to day 30 after BMT, then 60 mg/kg once a day until day 75. The main toxicity was transient(More)
Epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease were analyzed retrospectively in 159 autologous marrow transplant recipients. The probability of CMV infection by day 100 after transplant was 22.5% in patients seronegative to CMV before transplant versus 61.1% in seropositive patients (P less than .0001 by logrank(More)
CMV infection represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality in immunosuppressed bone marrow transplant (BMT) recipients. Life-threatening CMV infection was found to occur only in patients who did not develop a CMV-specific CD8+ Tc response. Therefore, methods to clone and expand CMV-specific Tc were developed to facilitate analysis of the specificity(More)
The occurrence of life-threatening infections, including cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, in recipients of allogeneic bone marrow transplants is related to the severe and prolonged immunodeficiency that is present after transplantation. Studies performed in our laboratory of the recovery of CMV-specific T cell responses after bone marrow transplantation(More)
We report on a 32-year old HIV-infected male patient who was admitted to the hospital in a comatose state. A cryptococcus neoformans septicemia with meningoencephalitis was diagnosed. Intravenous treatment with amphotericin B was initiated and replaced three weeks later by fluconazole per os. With this therapy the patient recovered quite well. However,(More)
A 22 year-old man complaining of slight thoracic pain, was found to have a right pleural effusion in his chest X-ray. The pleural aspiration yielded chylous fluid and radiological examination and biopsy of a mediastinal mass led to the diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease of the nodular sclerosis type with supra- and radiologically infradiaphragmatic disease and(More)
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