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Cytomegalovirus in the Immune compromised host


Remember: #cmv can compartmentalize (organ-invasive disease w/o viremia), especially in GI disease and retinitis.

Few pearls:

- CMV pneumonia is the most common infectious complication after BMT; also the most severe

- can also cause Guillan-Barre syndrome, meningoencephalitis, and polyradiculopathy (prominent symptoms include: motor and sensory abnormalities)


#meded #FOAMid #FOAMed #medicine #infectiousdisease #txpID #transplant #hiv

#ganciclovir #valganciclovir #letermovir #foscarnet #cidofovir #acyclovir