Pericarditis mediated by respiratory syncytial virus in a hematopoietic stem cell transplant patient.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We describe a case of pericarditis and large pericardial effusion in a 63-year-old African-American man undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma. Pericardial tissue biopsy demonstrated fibrinous pericarditis, and immunohistochemistry stains were positive for respiratory syncytial virus. The patient improved with oral ribavirin and intravenous immune globulin infusions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rubach, MP; Pavlisko, EN; Perfect, JR

Published Date

  • August 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • E152 - E156

PubMed ID

  • 23725410

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1399-3062

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/tid.12099


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Denmark