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Cytomegalovirus pericarditis: a case series and review of the literature.

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Campbell, PT; Li, JS; Wall, TC; O'Connor, CM; Van Trigt, P; Kenney, RT; Melhus, O; Corey, GR
Published in: Am J Med Sci
April 1995

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) commonly infects both normal and immunocompromised hosts. Although it usually produces an asymptomatic infection to mild illness, CMV has the potential to significantly injure many different organs. Reports of CMV causing pericardial disease, however, are limited and documentation of infection by growth of the virus from tissue or fluid is rare. As part of a prospective trial of subxiphoid pericardial biopsy in 57 adult patients with large pericardial effusions, three culture-proven cases and one serologically confirmed case of CMV pericardial disease were discovered. Subsequently, CMV was grown from the pericardium of an infant with congenital heart disease. A review of the documented cases of CMV pericarditis is provided along with a discussion of the pathogenesis and significance of this perhaps not so uncommon disease.

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Am J Med Sci

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ISSN

0002-9629

Publication Date

April 1995

Volume

309

Issue

4

Start / End Page

229 / 234

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Prospective Studies
  • Pericarditis
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Infant
  • Immunoglobulin M
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Humans
  • General & Internal Medicine
  • Female
 

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Campbell, P. T., Li, J. S., Wall, T. C., O’Connor, C. M., Van Trigt, P., Kenney, R. T., … Corey, G. R. (1995). Cytomegalovirus pericarditis: a case series and review of the literature. Am J Med Sci, 309(4), 229–234. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000441-199504000-00009
Campbell, P. T., J. S. Li, T. C. Wall, C. M. O’Connor, P. Van Trigt, R. T. Kenney, O. Melhus, and G. R. Corey. “Cytomegalovirus pericarditis: a case series and review of the literature.Am J Med Sci 309, no. 4 (April 1995): 229–34. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000441-199504000-00009.
Campbell PT, Li JS, Wall TC, O’Connor CM, Van Trigt P, Kenney RT, et al. Cytomegalovirus pericarditis: a case series and review of the literature. Am J Med Sci. 1995 Apr;309(4):229–34.
Campbell, P. T., et al. “Cytomegalovirus pericarditis: a case series and review of the literature.Am J Med Sci, vol. 309, no. 4, Apr. 1995, pp. 229–34. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/00000441-199504000-00009.
Campbell PT, Li JS, Wall TC, O’Connor CM, Van Trigt P, Kenney RT, Melhus O, Corey GR. Cytomegalovirus pericarditis: a case series and review of the literature. Am J Med Sci. 1995 Apr;309(4):229–234.
Journal cover image

Published In

Am J Med Sci

DOI

ISSN

0002-9629

Publication Date

April 1995

Volume

309

Issue

4

Start / End Page

229 / 234

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Prospective Studies
  • Pericarditis
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Infant
  • Immunoglobulin M
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Humans
  • General & Internal Medicine
  • Female