Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections can induce severe complications in immunosuppressed patients. Currently, ganciclovir represents the preferred treatment option; however, in patients with resistance or toxicity related to ganciclovir, the therapeutic options are limited. Cellular immunity plays an important role in the control of viral infections. Adoptive T-cell therapy can contribute to recovering immunological function in immunosuppressed patients. Selective T-cell depletion targeting CD45RA enhances early T-cell recovery and can represent a salvage therapy. In this study, an immunocompromised non-transplanted patient with CMV disease and toxicity to conventional therapy was successfully treated by adoptive transfer of CD45RA-depleted T-cells.