GERALD P. BODEY, M.D.; PAUL T. WERTLAKE, M.D.; GEORGE DOUGLAS, M.D.; ROBERT H. LEVIN, M.D.
Cytomegalic inclusion disease (CID), the result of infection with the salivary gland virus (SGV), has been reported frequently as a cause of morbidity and mortality in newborns and infants. However, less than 60 infections have been reported in adults, where it usually occurs as a complication of chronic, debilitating diseases, especially hematologic malignancies (1-7). Since there is no pathognomonic constellation of signs and symptoms in the adult, CID is rarely diagnosed antemortem.
Recently, the diagnosis of CID was established in 13 acute leukemia patients at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. Eleven of these patients died within
BODEY GP, WERTLAKE PT, DOUGLAS G, LEVIN RH. Cytomegalic Inclusion Disease in Patients with Acute Leukemia. Ann Intern Med. ;62:899–906. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-899
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):899-906.
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