Venous thrombosis in immunocompetent patients with acute cytomegalovirus infection: a complication that may be underestimated.

@article{Abgueguen2010VenousTI,
  title={Venous thrombosis in immunocompetent patients with acute cytomegalovirus infection: a complication that may be underestimated.},
  author={Pierre Abgueguen and Val{\'e}rie Delbos and Alexandra Ducancelle and Sanaha Jomaa and Serge Fanello and E Ric Pichard},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={851-4}
}
In the present study, we retrospectively studied clinical and laboratory findings associated with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in immunocompetent patients. We focused on severe CMV infection. Among 38 patients, five had a severe form of infection: one had meningitis, one had symptomatic thrombocytopenia and three had venous thromboses with pulmonary embolism, a rarely described complication. CMV-induced thrombosis has been reported in immunocompromised patients such as transplant recipients… CONTINUE READING
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