2010
DOI: 10.1590/s1413-86702010000200012 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: We declare no confl ict of interest. ABSTRACTA case of severe and irreversible pancytopenia secondary to acute primary cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent woman is described. The patient presented with thrombocytopenia, lymphopenia, anemia, and abnormal liver function tests. Treatment with corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulin was ineffective in reconstituting hemopoiesis. The patient developed severe sepsis and eventually expired.

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“…In this connection, van Spronsen and Breed [28] reported a case of severe symptomatic thrombocytopenia combined with hemolytic anemia which was caused by CMV infection. Koukoulaki, et al [29] reported a rare case of a previously healthy woman who developed irreversible pancytopenia secondary to CMV infection in which no autoantibody was detected. To our knowledge, there is no report documenting AIP caused by CMV infection/ reactivation.…”
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