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Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2011;26(3): 188-190. doi: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2011.26.3.188
면역기능이 정상인 성인에서 파라인플루엔자 바이러스에 의한 급성호흡곤란 증후군 -증례 보고-
이재희ㆍ박인원ㆍ김재열ㆍ신종욱ㆍ최병휘ㆍ최재철
중앙대학교 의과대학 내과학교실 호흡기내과
A Case of Parainfluenza Virus Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Immune Competent Adult Patient: A Case Report
Jae Hee Lee, In Won Park, Jae Yeol Kim, Jong Wook Shin, Byoung Whui Choi, Jae Chol Choi
Division of Pulmonary Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. medics27@cau.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
ParaiParainfluenza virus is a common cause of respiratory illness among infants and young children. Although it causes severe pneumonia in immunocompromised patients, it seldom does this in immunocompetent adults. We report the case of a 51-year-old woman with no significant past medical history who presented acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by parainfluenza virus. The diagnosis was made based on reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) of a respiratory specimen. The patient was successfully treated with antiviral agent combined with steroids.
Key Words: acute respiratory distress syndrome; parainfluenza virus; pneumonia
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