Late cytomegalovirus pneumonia in adult allogeneic blood and marrow transplant recipients.

@article{Nguyen1999LateCP,
  title={Late cytomegalovirus pneumonia in adult allogeneic blood and marrow transplant recipients.},
  author={Quynh-nhu Nguyen and R. E. Champlin and S Giralt and K Rolston and Issam Raad and Kalen Jacobson and Cindy M Ippoliti and David W. Hecht and Jeffrey P Tarrand and Mario C{\'e}sar Pel{\'a}ez Luna and Estella E Whimbey},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1999},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={618-23}
}
To assess the impact of antiviral prophylaxis during the first 3 months after transplantation on the frequency, timing, and outcome of cytomegalovirus (CMV) pneumonia during the first year, 541 adult allogeneic blood and marrow transplant recipients were evaluated. Thirty-four patients (6.3%) developed 35 episodes of CMV pneumonia at a mean of 188 days after transplantation, with an associated mortality rate of 76%. Twenty-six episodes (74%) occurred late (after day 100). Of the patients with… CONTINUE READING