Cytomegalovirus Pneumonia Mimicking Lung Cancer in an Immunocompetent Host

Karakelides, Helen; Aubry, Marie-Christine; Ryu, Jay H.
April 2003
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Apr2003, Vol. 78 Issue 4, p488
Academic Journal
Describes a case of cytomegalovirus (CMV) pneumonia in a 47-year-old man. Effect of immunocompetence on CMV pneumonia patients; Prevalence among immunocompetent adults; Difference between lung cancer and CMV pneumonia.


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