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

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. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • E152 - E156

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1398-2273

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/tid.12099