Primaer cytomegalovirusinfektion og tromboflebitis/lungeemboli

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A young woman was admitted to hospital with suspected pyelonephritis. Due to prolonged fever, further investigations were done and showed a thrombosis in her femoral vein; X-ray and lung scintigraphy revealed a pulmonary embolism. Blood tests showed lymphocytosis, and a primary cytamegalovirus (CMV) infection was confirmed by serology and PCR. The patient was a smoker and obese and was taking oral contraceptives; a factor V Leiden mutation was also found. Deep-vein thrombosis is a rare but severe complication of a primary CMV infection that is also seen in immunocompetent persons.


External organisations
  • Danish Serum Institute, Copenhagen
Research areas and keywords


  • Adult, Cytomegalovirus Infections/diagnosis, Diagnosis, Differential, Factor V/genetics, Female, Humans, Point Mutation, Pulmonary Embolism/diagnosis, Risk Factors, Thrombophlebitis/diagnosis
Translated title of the contributionPrimary cytomegalovirus infection and thrombophlebitis/pulmonary embolism
Original languageDanish
Pages (from-to)3824-5
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 30
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes