Management of respiratory viral infections in hematopoietic cell transplant recipients and patients with hematologic malignancies.

@article{Chemaly2014ManagementOR,
  title={Management of respiratory viral infections in hematopoietic cell transplant recipients and patients with hematologic malignancies.},
  author={Roy F Chemaly and Dimpy P Shah and Michael Boeckh},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 Suppl 5},
  pages={S344-51}
}
Despite preventive strategies and increased awareness, a high incidence of respiratory viral infections still occur in patients with hematologic malignancies (HMs) and in recipients of hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT). Progression of these viral infections to lower respiratory tract may prove fatal, especially in HCT recipients. Increasing evidence on the successful use of ribavirin (alone or in combination with immunomodulators) for the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus infections in… CONTINUE READING
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