Korean J Crit Care Med.  2011 Mar;26(1):41-44. 10.4266/kjccm.2011.26.1.41.

A Case of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. cgyoo@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common cause of respiratory tract infection in children. Although previously considered as children's virus, the increasing number of patients who receive immunosuppression after transplantation of bone marrow and solid organs highlighted the role of RSV as a pathogen for opportunistic infection. We report a case of community-acquired respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia in a patient with newly diagnosed leukemia, resulting in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Keyword

acute respiratory distress syndrome; leukemia; respiratory syncytial virus

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Bone Marrow
Child
Humans
Immunosuppression
Leukemia
Opportunistic Infections
Pneumonia
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Respiratory Syncytial Viruses
Respiratory Tract Infections
Transplants
Viruses
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