• An ostensibly normal 43-year-old man had intermittent fever, erythema multiforme, and leukopenia that evolved into fulminant hepatic and bone marrow necrosis. The cause of his illness was compatible with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection since there was a fourfold increase in immunofluorescent antibody titer. This report suggests that CMV can produce a rapidly progressive and overwhelming infection in an apparently healthy adult.
(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:372-373)
Rustgi VK, Sacher RA, O'Brien P, Garagusi VF. Fatal Disseminated Cytomegalovirus Infection in an Apparently Normal Adult. Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(2):372-373. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350020198039