A Case of Coinfection with SARS-COV-2 and Cytomegalovirus in the Era of COVID-19
  • Damiano D'Ardes
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy
  • Andrea Boccatonda
    Ultrasound Unit, Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy
  • Cosima Schiavone
    Ultrasound Unit, Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy
  • Francesca Santilli
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy
  • Maria Teresa Guagnano
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy
  • Marco Bucci
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy
  • Francesco Cipollone
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy

Keywords

COVID-19, coinfection, SARS-CoV-2, cytomegalovirus

Abstract

The World Health Organization has declared novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) an international public health emergency. We describe the case of a 92-year-old woman who was admitted to our unit with fever and chills with laboratory evidence of coinfection with SARS-CoV-2 and cytomegalovirus.

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    Published: 2020-04-11
    Issue: 2020: Vol 7 No 5 (view)


    How to cite:
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    D’Ardes D, Boccatonda A, Schiavone C, Santilli F, Guagnano MT, Bucci M, Cipollone F. A Case of Coinfection with SARS-COV-2 and Cytomegalovirus in the Era of COVID-19. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001652.

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