Multiple cavitating masses in an immunocompromised host with rheumatoid arthritis-related interstitial lung disease: an unusual expression of cytomegalovirus pneumonitis.

A. P. Ayyappan, R. Thomas, S. Kurian, D. J. Christopher, Rekha aley Cherian

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Abstract

Cytomegalovirus is a known opportunistic infection in immunocompromised individuals. We document multiple cavitating lung masses caused by cytomegalovirus in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis-induced interstitial lung disease on immunosuppressant medication, an unusual expression of CMV pneumonitis. With increasing use of immunosuppressive therapy and increase in AIDS, pulmonary cytomegalovirus infection is expected to be a more frequently encountered disease and familiarity with its uncommon radiological manifestations will be advantageous.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalThe British journal of radiology
Volume79
Issue number947
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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