Herpetic Tracheobronchitis

Cytologic and Virologic Detection

Scott W. Jordan, Leroy C. Mclaren, John H Crosby

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Abstract

Tracheobronchitis due to herpes simplex virus is a well-recognized finding in cases of burns, debilitation, or immunosuppression. Nearly all reported cases have been diagnosed at necropsy despite the possibility for clinical detection of such infections by exfoliative cytological studies, virus isolation and identification, or both. The present report details the cytologic and virologic diagnosis of herpetic tracheobronchitis in a patient with carcinoma of the lung and alcoholic fatty liver. Respiratory cells with herpetic infection cytologically showed less tendency to multinucleation than the characteristic herpes-infected cells of squamous epithelium, which may be a source of diagnostic confusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)784-788
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume135
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

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Alcoholic Fatty Liver
Simplexvirus
Infection
Burns
Immunosuppression
Epithelium
Epithelial Cells
Viruses
Carcinoma
Lung

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Herpetic Tracheobronchitis : Cytologic and Virologic Detection. / Jordan, Scott W.; Mclaren, Leroy C.; Crosby, John H.

In: Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 135, No. 6, 01.01.1975, p. 784-788.

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Jordan, Scott W. ; Mclaren, Leroy C. ; Crosby, John H. / Herpetic Tracheobronchitis : Cytologic and Virologic Detection. In: Archives of Internal Medicine. 1975 ; Vol. 135, No. 6. pp. 784-788.
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