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Vol 82, No 4 (2014)
CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2014-06-25
Accepted: 2014-06-25
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Fatal pulmonary complications in an immunodeficient child with chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection

Aleksandra Szczawińska-Popłonyk, Katarzyna Jończyk-Potoczna, Lidia Ossowska, Anna Bręborowicz
DOI: 10.5603/PiAP.2014.0046
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Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2014;82(4):364-367.

open access

Vol 82, No 4 (2014)
CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2014-06-25
Accepted: 2014-06-25

Abstract

Primary Epstein-Barr virus infection in children typically presents as infectious mononucleosis and in immunocompetent individuals severe pneumonitis proves to be a rare complication. Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection (CAEBV) is associated with multiple life-threatening conditions, including interstitial lung disease with fibrosis and lymphoid and lymphohistiocytic infiltrations. We report on a pediatric patient in whom CAEBV resulted in severe pneumopathy with a fatal outcome.

Abstract

Primary Epstein-Barr virus infection in children typically presents as infectious mononucleosis and in immunocompetent individuals severe pneumonitis proves to be a rare complication. Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection (CAEBV) is associated with multiple life-threatening conditions, including interstitial lung disease with fibrosis and lymphoid and lymphohistiocytic infiltrations. We report on a pediatric patient in whom CAEBV resulted in severe pneumopathy with a fatal outcome.

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Keywords

Epstein-Barr virus, pneumonia, children

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Title

Fatal pulmonary complications in an immunodeficient child with chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 82, No 4 (2014)

Pages

364-367

DOI

10.5603/PiAP.2014.0046

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2014;82(4):364-367.

Keywords

Epstein-Barr virus
pneumonia
children

Authors

Aleksandra Szczawińska-Popłonyk
Katarzyna Jończyk-Potoczna
Lidia Ossowska
Anna Bręborowicz

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