Survival after cytomegalovirus pneumonia in two children receiving autologous peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation (PBPCT)

E. Castagnola, S. Dallorso, M. Rabagliati, O. Sacco, Z. Kotitsa, G. Dini

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-531
Number of pages3
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Volume21
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1998

Keywords

  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • CMV pneumonia
  • Peripheral blood progenitor cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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