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Cytomegalovirus pneumonia as cause of persistently wheezing in an infant with cystic fibrosis

Author(s): Çiğdem Aliosmanoğlu | Zehra Şule Haskaloğlu | Ömer Cevit

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations
ISSN 1309-8578

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 235;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Cystic fibrosis | CMV pneumonia | ganciclovir

Cystic fibrosis, presenting in childhood, is a hereditary disease that proceeds with the dysfunction of all exocrine glands. Two months infant who was born premature admitted with respiratory distress. The infant’s oxygen saturation was 80% and white sphere was 23.000/mm3. Clor levels were found as 88 mEq/l and 103 mEq/l by sweat chloride test. Cystic fibrosis was diagnosed. The patient not responded to treatment and was positive CMV-DNA was detected. The patient responded well to ganciclovir treatment. When a case with cystic fibrosis does not respond to treatment, another underlying causes should be considered. J Clin Exp Invest 2011;2(2):235-7

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