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Acute Cytomegalovirus Infection and Transient Carotid Intimal-Medial Thickening in a Young, Otherwise Healthy Woman

By Yasuhiko Hirabayashi, Tomonori Ishii, Takao Kodera, Hiroshi Fujii, Yasuhiko Munakata and Takeshi Sasaki


Carotid intimal-medial thickening was observed in a 23-year-old woman with acute cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. The thickening disappeared after her recovery from the infection. As endothelial cells are common targets of CMV, this thickening suggests that CMV infection causes vascular lesions, even in otherwise healthy individuals

Topics: Case Reports
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1128/JCM.41.8.3978-3980.2003
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