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J Rheum Dis. 2015 Dec;22(6):387-390. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4078/jrd.2015.22.6.387
Park S , Jang HJ , Kim YW , Park BS , Kim HK , Song JW , Kim YM , Jin K .
Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. mdjin922@gmail.com
Department of Radiology, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV), a member of the human herpesvirus group, causes severe disease in immunocompromised patients. In particular, CMV pneumonia can be a life-threatening disease to patients taking immunosuppressive drugs. The radiographic manifestations of CMV are variable and may consist of reticular or reticulonodular patterns, ground-glass opacities, air-space consolidations, or mixed patterns. A cavitary lesion in pneumonia associated with CMV infection is extremely rare. Herein we report on a case of CMV pneumonia which presented with a cavitary lesion and was treated successfully in a systemic lupus erythematosus patient who was taking immunosuppressive drugs.

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