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  • GIANT-CELL PNEUMONIA CAUSED BY PARA-INFLUENZA TYPE-3 IN A PATIENT WITH ACUTE MYELOMONOCYTIC LEUKEMIA ARCHIVES OF PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Weintrub, P. S., Sullender, W. M., Lombard, C., Link, M. P., Arvin, A. 1987; 111 (6): 569-570

    Abstract:

    A 4 1/2-year-old boy with acute myelomonocytic leukemia developed fever, neutropenia, and a prolonged respiratory illness while receiving maintenance chemotherapy. An open lung biopsy specimen demonstrated a giant cell pneumonia with intracytoplasmic and probable intranuclear viral inclusions of the paramyxovirus type. Serologic studies demonstrated convincing evidence of a parainfluenza type 3 infection. Although parainfluenza type 3-induced giant cell pneumonia has been reported in infants with the severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, to our knowledge, this is the first reported case of this complication in a patient with leukemia.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1987H468400022

    View details for PubMedID 3034189

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