Radiological appearances of cytomegalovirus infections

Clin Radiol. 1989 Sep;40(5):463-7. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(89)80245-4.


The chest and abdominal radiographs of 35 patients with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection were reviewed. The radiological appearances of cytomegalovirus pneumonia varied widely with no pattern sufficiently characteristic to allow early differentiation of CMV from other infective agents. Spontaneous pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum were seen frequently in association with advanced CMV pneumonia. Abdominal abnormalities included bowel wall thickening, dilated bowel loops and pneumatosis intestinalis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Intestinal Diseases / etiology
  • Intestines / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Diseases / etiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Retrospective Studies