giant cell pneumonia

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giant cell pneumonia

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giant cell pneumonia


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


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