Late primary cytomegalovirus infection presenting with acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy in a heart transplant recipient: a case report and review of the literature.

Autor(es): Hodowanec A. C.; Simon D. M.

Resumo: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is well recognized as a cause of morbidity and mortality in heart transplant recipients. Primary CMV infection can occur early post transplant in at-risk recipients with donor-derived infection, or any time after transplantation in community-acquired infection. We describe a unique case of primary CMV infection occurring 14 years after cardiac transplantation. In addition to end-organ CMV disease, this patient developed a post-infectious neurologic phenomenon, acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. This entity has rarely been reported in the solid organ transplant population.

Imprenta: Transplant Infectious Disease, v.14, n. 5, p. E116-E120, 2012

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1111/tid.12000

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cytopathology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Infectious diseases ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Viral infections ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Virus

Data de publicação: 2012