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: Vol 7 No 5 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    D’Ardes, D., Boccatonda, A., Schiavone, C., Santilli, F., Guagnano, M. T., Bucci, M., & Cipollone, F. (2020). A Case of Coinfection with SARS-COV-2 and Cytomegalovirus in the Era of COVID-19. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7(5). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2020_001652

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