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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 7, n° 4
pages 545-548 (octobre 1982)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(82)80255-7
Cutaneous lesions heralding disseminated cytornegalovirus infection

Philip S. Feldman, M.D. 1, Anna N. Walker, M.D., Robert Baker, M.D.
From the Department of Pathology, Division of Surgical Pathology, University of Virginia Medical Center. 


Direct cutaneous involvement has been only rarely recorded in cases of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in compromised hosts, and in most instances has been found at autopsy as part of widely disseminated disease. In only one previous report has an antemortem diagnosis of CMV infection been made by skin biopsy. We present a case in which cutaneous manifestations heralded disseminated CMV infection and skin biopsy provided a diagnosis of CMV infection before the onset of systemic symptoms. (J AM ACAD DERMATOL 7:545-548, 1982.)

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