Cutaneous involvement by cytomegalovirus in a renal transplant recipient as an indicator of severe systemic infection

abril 4, 2016

Autores: Neumann AB1, Daxbacher EL1, Chiaratti FC1, Jeunon T1.

1Hospital Federal de Bonsucesso, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

Cytomegalovirus is an opportunistic virus that commonly affects immunosuppressed patients. Cutaneous involvement by this virus is rare and occurs in significantly immunocompromised hosts, with a poor prognosis. Skin ulcers may represent the first sign of systemic infection by cytomegalovirus in these patients. Herein, a case of a systemic infection by Cytomegalovirus presenting as genital and oral ulcers in a kidney-transplant recipient is reported.

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