A 45-Year-Old Woman with Fever and Splenic Infarcts

Khater, Fares J.; Myers, James W.; Moorman, Jonathan P.
October 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;10/15/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p1125
Academic Journal
Presents a case of a 45-year-old woman with fever and splenic infarcts. Risk factor for acute cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in an immunocompetent host. Induction of an accelerated cardiac allograft vasculopathy in heart transplant patients; Association of CMV infection with arterial vasculitis; Use of polymerase chain reaction in detecting CMV DNA.


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