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Online ISSN 1827-1596
Berlot G., Bussani R.
1 Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
2 Department of Pathology University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
The authors describe the case of a 75-year-old man admitted to our intensive care unit due to coma and respiratory failure; the history revealed a chronic renal failure due to an ANCA+ arteritis; subsequently, he developed a thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura which was treated with plasma exchange. During his clinical course the patient developed polymicrobial and fungine sepsis and ultimately died. The autopsy demonstrated a severe cytomegalovirus endocarditis, which is extremely uncommon in non-immunodepressed patients as those receiving a solid-organ transplantation.
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