Cytomegalovirus-associated infantile subglottic stenosis responsive to ganciclovir therapy

Mary E. Herzig, Jim Buttery, Robert G. Berkowitz, John Massie

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Infectious causes of subglottic stenosis in paediatric patients are rare. We report a case of a 1-year-old boy who presented with worsening stridor and hoarse voice. Flexible bronchoscopy revealed an oedematous and narrowed subglottic area. Cytomegalovirus was cultured from swabs taken from the subglottic area. The patient was treated with oral ganciclovir with full resolution of symptoms. This represents the first described case of CMV associated with subglottic narrowing confirmed by bronchoscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Ganciclovir
  • Subglottic stenosis

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