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