A New Viral Coinfection: SARS-CoV-2 Pneumonia and Cytomegalovirus Pneumonitis in a Renal Transplant Recipient

Abdullah S. Shaikh, Hila Shaim, Maria A. Caravedo, Karen M. Ong, David Reynoso

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Abstract

SARS-CoV-2 has caused a global pandemic of an acute respiratory illness known as COVID-19. Patients with solid organ transplants receiving chronic immunosuppressive therapy are at risk of severe disease caused by opportunistic pathogens, including cytomegalovirus (CMV). We present the case of a renal transplant recipient presenting with hypoxic respiratory failure because of severe COVID-19, whose course was complicated by ganciclovir-resistant CMV pneumonitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalCOVID
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • CMV
  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • cytomegalovirus
  • kidney
  • transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Infectious Diseases

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