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giant cell pneumonia

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giant cell pneumonia

PATHOLOGY

A rare fulminant respiratory tract disease which may arise as a complication of measles.  

Clinical findings Tachycardia,  dyspnoea, severe rash. 

Prognosis Poor with high mortality, especially in patients with leukaemia, cystic fibrosis, immunodeficiency, and persistent measles viraemia 

Synonym Hecht’s pneumonia

Reference http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=10123

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