Symptoms & Signs
- General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise)
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle aches or joint pains
- Shortness of breath
- Shortness of breath on exertion
- Sweating, excessive (night sweats)
Low oxygen levels in the blood (hypoxemia) with CMV pneumonia often predicts death, especially in patients who need mechanical ventilation.
Diagnosis & Tests
- Arterial blood gas
- Blood culture
- Blood tests to detect and measure substances specific to CMV infection
- Bronchoscopy with biopsy
- Chest x-ray
- CT scan of chest
- Urine culture (clean catch)
CMV – pneumonia : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
CMV – pneumonia : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
CMV – pneumonia : Treatment
Review Date : 12/1/2009
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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