Fever in a Young Female Patient-A Diagnostic DilemmaCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Uma Ravishankar,
B2, Sreshta Apartments, 473, Kilpauk Garden Road, Chennai-600010, Tamil Nadu, India.
A young female patient on chronic steroid therapy developed Cytomegalovirus gastritis with suspected dissemination. With no other identifiable cause of immune suppression, diagnosis of this unlikely infection under this circumstance proved a challenge. Her non-compliance to treatment further complicated matters. This case highlights the importance of having a high degree of suspicion in diagnosing an unlikely infection in an unforeseen circumstance. It also brings to the limelight the need for clear guidelines on initiating antiviral therapy in non-transplant patients.
CNS viral infection, Cytomegalovirus, Immunocompromised, Non-transplant
Uma Ravishankar, Swathy Moorthy, Suja Lakshmanan, Madhavan Krishnaswami. FEVER IN A YOUNG FEMALE PATIENT-A DIAGNOSTIC DILEMMA. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 January [cited: 2019 Jan 23 ]; 13:OD09-OD11. Available from
Date of Submission: Jun 26, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Jul 31, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Nov 01, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jan 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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