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Congenital rubella pneumonitis complicated by Pneumocystis jiroveci infection with positive long term respiratory outcome: A case report and literature review

Sanchez, M. O. and Chang, Anne B. (2009). Congenital rubella pneumonitis complicated by Pneumocystis jiroveci infection with positive long term respiratory outcome: A case report and literature review. Pediatric Pulmonology,44(12):1235-1239.

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Title Congenital rubella pneumonitis complicated by Pneumocystis jiroveci infection with positive long term respiratory outcome: A case report and literature review
Author Sanchez, M. O.
Chang, Anne B.
Journal Name Pediatric Pulmonology
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 44
Issue Number 12
ISSN 1099-0496   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 1235
End Page 1239
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication US
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
HERDC Category C2 - Journal Article - Other contributions to refereed journal (internal)
Abstract Rubella remains to be a significant illness in the developing countries because of limited access to immunizations. In congenital rubella syndrome, lung involvement becomes evident within the few months of life, as a manifestation of the late onset rubella syndrome. The lungs and other organs become involved secondary to immunopathologic mechanisms and immunodeficiency predisposes affected patients to opportunistic pathogens. We report the clinical, respiratory and immunologic data of a young boy who developed rubella pneumonitis and concomitant infection with Pneumocystis jiroveci. Despite the complicated clinical course, the child survived. At follow-up he has a normal pulmonary examination, mild hyperinflation only on his chest radiograph, normal immunology and normal respiratory reactance and resistance.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ppul.20980   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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