Cytomegalovirus (CMV) pneumonia is a very rare but often fatal complication of autologous bone marrow or peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation. Diagnosis is usually made by means of CMV antigenemia which is strongly predictive of CMV disease. We describe two cases of PBPC transplantation who survived after CMV pneumonia which was diagnosed only by bronchoalveolar lavage in the absence of CMV-antigenemia.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bone Marrow Transplantation|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 1998|
- Bronchoalveolar lavage
- CMV pneumonia
- Peripheral blood progenitor cell
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