Prolonged Recovery from Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Due to Disseminated Cytomegalovirus Infection.
ABSTRACT Partial atrioventricular septal defect is usually followed by an uncomplicated postoperative course. We present an infant with unexplained persistent respiratory failure following partial a trioventricular septal defect repair. Extensive evaluation including bronchoalveolar lavage subsequently led to the diagnosis of disseminated cytomegalovirus. This is the first reported case to our knowledge of disseminated cytomegalovirus following surgical repair of congenital heart disease excluding orthotopic heart transplant.