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Critical Care: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care IV |

A Rare Case of Adenovirus Pneumonia Resulting in Severe ARDS in an Immunocompetent Adult

Shaeesta Khan, MD; Steven Keller, MD; Nithya Sritharan, MD; Brad Butcher, MD
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UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh, PA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):432A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.445
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care IV

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Adenovirus is a common cause of respiratory tract infections in pediatric and adult patients and typically manifests as a variant of the common cold. Severe illness secondary to adenovirus infection in immunocompetent adults is rare. We present a case of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) secondary to adenovirus pneumonia in an immunocompetent adult that progressed to shock, multisystem organ failure, and death.

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