Acute Human Cytomegalovirus Infection with Bleeding in Iran

Behzad Pourhossein, Farhad Yaghmaei, Saber Esmaeili, Omid Banafshi, Shahla Afrasiabian, Mohammad Reza Shirzadi, Mark Schleiss, Ehsan Mostafavi

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In December 2011, a 42-year-old male farmer was admitted to a hospital in Sanandaj (Western Iran) with fever and anemia in order to check whether he suffered from some infectious diseases. During the first 3 days after admission, the patient gradually developed progressive oliguria, fever, abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant, leukocytosis with toxic granulation, petechiae and ecchymosis, oral bleeding, and vomiting. The sonographic findings revealed splenomegaly and an increase in the thickness of the gall bladder wall. In order to manage the patient and taking into consideration the most probable differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests were performed on two blood samples collected from him, and real-time polymerase chain reaction for human cytomegalovirus was positive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-386
Number of pages4
JournalOsong Public Health and Research Perspectives
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014



  • Bleeding
  • Human cytomegalovirus
  • Iran
  • Real-time polymerase chain reaction

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Pourhossein, B., Yaghmaei, F., Esmaeili, S., Banafshi, O., Afrasiabian, S., Shirzadi, M. R., Schleiss, M., & Mostafavi, E. (2014). Acute Human Cytomegalovirus Infection with Bleeding in Iran. Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives, 5(6), 383-386.