Cytomegalovirus pneumonia after stem cell transplantation: correlation of CT findings with clinical outcome in 30 patients.

Marius S. Horger*, Christina Pfannenberg, Hermann Einsele, Robert Beck, Holger Hebart, Claudia Lengerke, Reinhard Vonthein, Manfred Wehrmann, Christoph Faul, Claus Claussen

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit
20 Zitate (Scopus)

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to assess the correlation between early high-resolution CT findings of cytomegalovirus (CMV) pneumonia in patients with blood disorders and their clinical outcomes. CONCLUSION: The initial high-resolution CT findings in immunocompromised patients with CMV pneumonia seem to predict the patient's outcome being unfavorable in those forms of disease beginning mostly bilaterally as diffuse or patchy ground-glass opacity followed by progressive air-space consolidation. Also, a change in the CT morphology of pulmonary lesions toward diffuse ground-glass opacity seems to correlate with an unfavorable disease course.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftAJR. American journal of roentgenology
Jahrgang187
Ausgabenummer6
Seiten (von - bis)W636-643
ISSN0361-803X
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 12.2006

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