Disseminated echovirus infection after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation

Anthony P. Schwarer, Stephen S. Opat, Anne Marie L. Watson, Denis Spelman, Frank Firkin, Newton Lee

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Abstract

Disseminated enteric human cytopathogenic orphan (echo) virus infection after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation has been reported once previously: a patient developed a fatal infection with the virus being isolated from brain, lung and heart. We report a second case of disseminated echovirus infection in which virus was isolated from the stomach and liver. On this occasion the infection was associated with the development of biopsy-proven acute graft-versus-host disease of the skin, stomach, colon and liver. The infection resolved without sequelae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-425
Number of pages2
JournalPathology
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Echovirus
  • Infection

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