Disseminated cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent adult successfully treated with ganciclovir

Joaquin López-Contreras, Josep Ris, Pere Domingo, Mireia Puig, Nuria Rabella, Joan Nolla

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Abstract

We report the case of a previously healthy man who suffered a disseminated cytomegalovirus infection. He presented with prolonged fever, weight loss of 8 kg, anicteric hepatitis, upper digestive tract bleeding from gastric ulcers, acute polyneuritis and bilateral retinitis. Immunodeficiency was not detected either during admission or during a 3-year follow-up period. The patient was treated with ganciclovir (5 mg/kg BID) during 4 weeks with a favourable clinical outcome. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case with such characteristics. © 1995 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-525
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995

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