Viral Infections

  • Author: Jin S. Suh, MD, FACP (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/26/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • CMV pneumonitis presents with shortness of breath, dyspnea on exertion, and a dry, nonproductive cough
    • Chest radiograph may show diffuse interstitial infiltrates; definitive diagnosis is difficult due to prevalence of asymptomatic viral shedding in respiratory fluids

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