giant cell pneumonia

(redirected from Hecht’s Pneumonia)

gi·ant cell pneu·mo·ni·a

a rare complication of measles, with a postmortem finding of multinucleated giant cells lining alveoli.
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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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gi·ant cell pneu·mo·ni·a

(jī'ănt sel nū-mō'nē-ă)
A rare complication of measles, with a postmortem finding of multinucleated giant cells lining alveoli.
Synonym(s): interstitial pneumonia.
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Hecht,

Victor, early 20th century Austrian pathologist.
Hecht pneumonia - a rare complication of measles, with the postmortem finding of multinucleated giant cells lining the alveoli. Synonym(s): giant cell pneumonia
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