Cytomegalovirus pneumonia and pulmonary haemorrhage in a patient with polyarteritis nodosa.

Abstract

Cytomegaloviruses are opportunistic pathogens that cause lung infection in immunocompromised individuals. A 24-year-old male was admitted to the hospital with complaints of cough, fever and dyspnoea. He was receiving immunosuppressive therapy for polyarteritis nodosa. A chest X-ray showed heterogeneous right-sided opacity in the middle and lower lung zones. The diagnosis of cytomegalovirus pneumonia was confirmed by positive testfor serum cytomegalovirus IgM antibodies.Oneday after admission, haemoptysis developed and patient with hemoptysis who had shortness of breath was intubated. Computed tomography (CT) showed bilateral alveolar opacity.

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@article{Sunnetcioglu2016CytomegalovirusPA, title={Cytomegalovirus pneumonia and pulmonary haemorrhage in a patient with polyarteritis nodosa.}, author={Aysel Sunnetcioglu and Mahmut Sunnetçioğlu and Habib Emre and Lokman Soyoral and Ugur Goktas}, journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association}, year={2016}, volume={66 11}, pages={1484-1486} }