Diagnosis and treatment of a case of cutaneous cytomegalovirus infection with a dramatic clinical presentation Article

cited authors

  • Colsky, AS; Jegasothy, SM; Leonardi, C; Kirsner, RS; Kerdel, FA

fiu authors

abstract

  • A patient receiving long-term immunosuppressive treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus developed multiple large painful ulcers on her upper body. Histologic analysis showed cytopathic changes typical of cytomegalovirus infection that was confirmed by immunoperoxidase staining and polymerase chain reaction analyses. Treatment with ganciclovir and foscarnet resulted in clinical resolution. No recurrence was evident 6 months later.

publication date

  • January 1, 1998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 349

end page

  • 351

volume

  • 38

issue

  • 2 II