What are the signs and symptoms of CMV pneumonia in organ transplant recipients?

Updated: Jul 07, 2021
  • Author: Ricardo Cedeno-Mendoza, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The most common clinical presentation of CMV pneumonia is fever and shortness of breath, accompanied by an interstitial infiltrate. The differential diagnoses of CMV pneumonia in immunocompromised patients include Pneumocystis pneumonia, viral respiratory infections, pulmonary hemorrhage, drug toxicity, recurrent lymphoma, and other infections. CMV is frequently detected in the lungs of patients with HIV/AIDS but usually represents viral shedding and does not frequently cause clinically significant disease.


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