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. 2020 Mar 10;30:101037.
doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2020.101037. eCollection 2020.

Severe Community Acquired Adenovirus Pneumonia in an Immunocompetent Host Successfully Treated With IV Cidofovir

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Severe Community Acquired Adenovirus Pneumonia in an Immunocompetent Host Successfully Treated With IV Cidofovir

Joseph Zhao et al. Respir Med Case Rep. .
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Adenovirus is a common cause of acute febrile respiratory infection in children and are generally self-limiting although pneumonia can occur in neonates and adults with compromised immunity. However, severe adenovirus pneumonia in healthy adults has been rarely described. Here, we report a case of severe community-acquired adenovirus pneumonia in a previously healthy patient successfully treated with intravenous Cidofovir.

Keywords: Adenovirus; Case report; Cidofovir; Intensive care; Pneumonia.

Conflict of interest statement

The authors declare that they have no competing financial interests.


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CRP & Temperature Charting. CRP, C-Reactive Protein; Tmax, Temperature Maximum.
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Chest X-Ray. 1A, Hospital day 1; 1B, Hospital day 4; 1C, Hospital day 7; 1D, Hospital day 18.

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