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CMV pneumonia 

CMV pneumonia (CT) image from New Medical Dictionary

CMV pneumonia (CT)


A serious form of cytomegalovirus infection that usually develops in a background of immune compromise–e.g., AIDS, bone

CMV pneumonia H&E image from New Medical Terms

medium power H&E stained section with CMV pneumonia

marrow transplantation, chemotherapy or immune suppression–e.g., post-transplant

Clinical findings Fever, nonproductive cough, shortness of breath

Diagnosis Rapid culture, direct fluorescent antibody tests, DNA hybridisation, and cytology.

Management Antivirals–e.g., ganciclovir or foscarnet at induction doses for 2-plus weeks, followed by maintenance doses for another 3-4 weeks

Synonym Cytomegalovirus pneumonia 


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