Chapter 14. Current Strategies and Future Directions in Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Pneumonitis

  1. Carlos Agustí3,4 and
  2. Antoni Torres3,4
  1. Julio C. Medina Presentado1 and
  2. José M. Aguado2

Published Online: 7 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470714171.ch14

Pulmonary Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient: Strategies for Management

Pulmonary Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient: Strategies for Management

How to Cite

Presentado, J. C. M. and Aguado, J. M. (2009) Current Strategies and Future Directions in Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Pneumonitis, in Pulmonary Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient: Strategies for Management (eds C. Agustí and A. Torres), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470714171.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Cap de Servei de Pneumologia i Allèrgia Respiratòria Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

  2. 4

    Institut Clinic de Pneumologia ICPCT, Hospital Clinic, C/Villarroel, 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cátedra de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

  2. 2

    Unit of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital 12 de Octubre, Av. de Andalucía Km. 5,400. 28041 Madrid, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470319574

Online ISBN: 9780470714171

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Keywords:

  • cytomegalovirus (CMV) - herpes virus;
  • CMV infection effects in immunocompromised patients;
  • CMV pneumonitis pathophysiology;
  • CMV pneumonitis - strategies and future directions;
  • CMV pneumonitis diagnosis;
  • Cidofovir (CDV) IV formulation;
  • CMV pneumonia treatment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Effects of CMV infection in immunocompromised patients

  • Pathophysiology of CMV pneumonitis

  • Risk factors for CMV pneumonitis

  • Pulmonary manifestations of CMV infection

  • Indirect respiratory effects of CMV infection

  • Diagnosis of CMV pneumonitis

  • Antiviral agents against CMV

  • Treatment of CMV pneumonia

  • Prevention of CMV pneumonia

  • Acknowledgements

  • References