Acute cytomegalovirus infection and transient carotid intimal-medial thickening in a young, otherwise healthy woman

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

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3978-3980
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume41
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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