Post-mortem incidental finding of cytomegalovirus oophoritis after an allogeneic stem cell transplant.


Journal Article

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease is a common and serious complication of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT). Its two most frequent manifestations are interstitial pneumonitis and gastroenteritis. We describe here the first reported case of CMV ovarian infection in an allo-SCT recipient. This patient was included in a clinical trial of high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) with HLA-matched peripheral SCT for metastatic breast cancer. She expired 53 days after transplantation from organ failure unrelated to her CMV oophoritis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nieto, Y; Ross, M; Gianani, R; Shpall, EJ; Cagnoni, PJ; Bearman, SI; Jones, RB

Published Date

  • June 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1323 - 1324

PubMed ID

  • 10414924

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10414924

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0268-3369

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/sj.bmt.1701797


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England