A case of late-onset cytomegalovirus myocarditis in an orthotopic heart transplant recipient; case report and review of the literature

Ruben Mylvaganam, Allison Glaser, Noah Moss, Meenakshi Rana

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Abstract

We describe a male patient who presents 2 years posttransplant with cough and dyspnea. A negative pulmonary workup led to an endomyocardial biopsy and the diagnosis of cytomegalovirus (CMV) myocarditis. The patient was treated with ganciclovir and intravenous immunoglobulin. This illustrates a very late presentation of posttransplant CMV myocarditis and the usefulness of myocardial biopsy in diagnosis of CMV carditis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume91
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Cytomegalovirus myocarditis
  • Endomyocardial biopsy
  • Late onset
  • Orthotopic heart transplant recipient

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