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Case Report A Case of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Case Report
Jinwoo Lee, Tae Yun Park, Eun Sun Kim, Keun Bum Chung, Kyoung Hee Kim, Sang Min Lee, Jae Joon Yim, Seok Chul Yang, Young Whan Kim, Sung Koo Han, Seonyang Park, Chul Gyu Yoo

Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common cause of respiratory tract infection in children. Although previously considered as children's virus, the increasing number of patients who receive immunosuppression after transplantation of bone marrow and solid organs highlighted the role of RSV as a pathogen for opportunistic infection. We report a case of community-acquired respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia in a patient with newly diagnosed leukemia, resulting in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

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