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Cytomegalovirus-Induced Cerebral Mass Lesion in an Immunocompromised Patient With Lupus

Haseeb, Faiuna N. MD*; Sepkowitz, Douglas K. MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: March 2011 - Volume 19 - Issue 2 - p 131-133
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181f0c007
Case Reports

Cytomegalovirus infection of the brain is very rarely known to cause mass lesions. Cytomegalovirus neurological disease occurs most often in AIDS and immunocompromised patients. The clinical manifestations are usually encephalitis, myelitis, or polyradiculopathy. In this article, we describe a Cytomegalovirus cerebral mass lesion in an immunocompromised patient with systemic lupus erythematosus, treated with prednisone and mycophenolate.

From the *Department of Infectious Diseases, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY and †Infectious Diseases, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York.

Correspondence to: Faiuna N. Haseeb, MD, Apartment 4B, 235 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11218. E-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.