Cytomegalovirus pneumonia as cause of persistently wheezing in an infant with cystic fibrosis
Çiğdem Aliosmanoğlu 1 * , Zehra Şule Haskaloğlu, Ömer Cevit
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1 Siverek Devlet Hastanesi Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Bölümü, S.Urfa, Turkey* Corresponding Author


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.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2011, Volume 2, Issue 2, 235-237

Publication date: 14 Jun 2011

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