Human cytomegalovirus infection of a severe-burn patient: evidence for productive self-limited viral replication in blood and lung

Klaus Hamprecht, Mathias Pfau, Hans-Eberhard Schaller, Gerhard Jahn, Jaap M Middeldorp, Hans-Oliver Rennekampff

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To date, only seroepidemiological data are available on the role of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in patients with severe burns. We present the first longitudinal analysis of disseminated HCMV infection with a demonstration of self-limited productive viral replication identified in both the blood and lung of a burn patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2534-2536
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2005


  • Adult
  • Blood
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
  • Burns
  • Case Reports
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Journal Article
  • Lung
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Virus Replication

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