Annals of Hematology

, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 99–101 | Cite as

Cytomegalovirus-associated myelodysplasia and thrombocytopenia in an immunocompetent adult

  • M. Miyahara
  • Y. Shimamoto
  • H. Yamada
  • K. Shibata
  • M. Matsuzaki
  • K. Ono
CASE REPORT

Abstract

 Myelodysplasia and severe thrombocytopenia in association with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in immunocompetent adults have rarely been reported. We describe a previously healthy man who developed severe thrombocytopenia with myelodysplastic changes of bone marrow and multiple autoimmune abnormalities following CMV infection. We also discuss possible mechanisms leading to myelodysplasia and thrombocytopenia in CMV infection. We believe that CMV infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis of myelodysplasia and acute thrombocytopenia.

Key words Adult Cytomegalovirus Myelodysplasia Thrombocytopenia 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Miyahara
    • 1
  • Y. Shimamoto
    • 1
  • H. Yamada
    • 1
  • K. Shibata
    • 1
  • M. Matsuzaki
    • 1
  • K. Ono
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, Saga Medical School, Nabeshima 5–1–1, Saga 849, JapanJP

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