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CMV - pneumonia

  • Alternative Names

    Pneumonia - cytomegalovirus; Cytomegalovirus pneumonia


    Symptoms
    • Cough
    • Fatigue
    • Fever
    • General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise)
    • Loss of appetite
    • Muscle aches or joint pains
    • Shortness of breath
    • Shortness of breath on exertion
    • Sweating, excessive (night sweats)

    Low oxygen levels in the blood (hypoxemia) with CMV pneumonia often predicts death, especially in patients who need mechanical ventilation.


    Signs and tests
    • Arterial blood gas
    • Blood culture
    • Blood tests to detect and measure substances specific to CMV infection
    • Bronchoscopy with biopsy
    • Chest x-ray
    • CT scan of chest
    • Urine culture (clean catch)