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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000156
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Cytomegalovirus Encephalitis in an Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipient: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Yacoub, Abraham MD*; Besaw, Laura ARNP*; Pasikhova, Yanina PharmD; Kharfan-Dabaja, Mohamed A. MD; Sandin, Ramon L. MD, MS, FCAP§; Greene, John MD, FACP*

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Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) commonly reactivates in seropositive recipients after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant but rarely causes infection. Since the implementation of preemptive approaches, infection by CMV has become a rare occurrence. We describe the successful treatment of a case of late ganciclovir-resistant CMV encephalitis occurring 2 ½ years after an HLA-mismatched allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant.

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