Three sensitive methods for the detection of cytomegalovirus in lung tissue of patients with interstitial pneumonitis.

@article{Jiwa1990ThreeSM,
  title={Three sensitive methods for the detection of cytomegalovirus in lung tissue of patients with interstitial pneumonitis.},
  author={Mehdi Jiwa and Renske D. M. Steenbergen and Ferry Zwaan and Philip M. Kluin and Anton K. Raap and M P Van der Ploeg},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1990},
  volume={93 4},
  pages={491-4}
}
Interstitial pneumonia after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation is frequently associated with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection. However, in a considerable proportion of the cases, no infectious agent can be determined and the interstitial pneumonia is then classified as idiopathic. Hypothetically, idiopathic interstitial pneumonia could be caused by HCMV present in such small amounts or such conformation that the virus cannot be detected by routine histopathologic analysis or viral… CONTINUE READING

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