Hecht's pneumonia

Hecht's pneumonia

(hĕkts)
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A rare fulminant respiratory disease with tachycardia and dyspnea, linked to severe measles infection that compromises the immune response
Prognosis Poor with high mortality, especially in patients with leukemia, cystic fibrosis, immunodeficiency, and persistent measles viremia
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