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Cytomegalovirus Coinfection in Critically Ill Patients with Novel Coronavirus-2019 Disease: Pathogens or Spectators?

Suhail S Siddiqui, Soumyadip Chatterjee, Ambuj Yadav, Geeta Yadav, Shantanu Prakash

Keywords : Coronavirus disease-2019, Critically ill, Cytomegalovirus, Viral coinfection

Citation Information : Siddiqui SS, Chatterjee S, Yadav A, Yadav G, Prakash S. Cytomegalovirus Coinfection in Critically Ill Patients with Novel Coronavirus-2019 Disease: Pathogens or Spectators?. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (3):376-380.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24130

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-03-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is raging all over the world. As we are delving more into management of COVID-19, certain new challenges are emerging. One of these is emergence or reactivation of viral infections belonging to Herpesviridae family, especially cytomegalovirus (CMV). Although we have come across the threat of fungal and resistant bacterial infections, experience regarding reactivation or coinfection with concomitant viral infections like CMV during the COVID pandemic is still limited. Whether CMV is a bystander or pathogen is difficult to say categorically and needs further research. In this case series, we intend to describe three patients of COVID-19 with CMV coinfections. To our knowledge, this is the first case series from India.

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