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Sept 18, 1967

Fatal Nonbacterial Pneumonia Associated With Adenovirus Type 4: Occurrence in an Adult

Author Affiliations

From the General Leonard Wood Army Hospital. Fort Leonard Wood. Mo. Dr. Levin is now at the Municipal Contagious Disease Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Guillory is now at Lady of the Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge. La.

JAMA. 1967;201(12):975-977. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130120083029

Fatal nonbacterial pneumonia occurred in a previously healthy young adult. Epidemiological, virological, and pathological studies suggest an etiological relationship between adenovirus type 4 isolation and this fatal pneumonia. This is the first such relationship in a previously healthy adult which has been reported to our knowledge.