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Fatal Type 3 Adenoviral Pneumonia in Immunocompetent Adult Identical Twins

Jason H. Barker, James P. Luby, A. Sean Dalley, William M. Bartek, Dennis K. Burns and Dean D. Erdman

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 10, pages e142-e146
Published in print November 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/379127
Fatal Type 3 Adenoviral Pneumonia in Immunocompetent Adult Identical Twins

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We describe adult twin sisters who developed severe adenoviral pneumonia with relative leukopenia, progressive focal infiltrates, shock, and hypoxia. Potential determinants of severe adenoviral disease are discussed.

Journal Article.  2858 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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