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World Journal of Gastroenterology
Carter, D., International Medicine A, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Olchovsky, D., International Medicine A, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Pokroy, R., International Medicine A, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Ezra, D., International Medicine A, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) colitis rarely occurs in immunocompetent patients. We report a case of disabling and life threatening diarrhea in an immunocompetent elderly woman due to CMV colitis. The diagnosis of CMV was based on histological examination of tissues biopsied at colonoscopy, positive CMV antigen and high CMV-IgM titer in peripheral blood samples and a good response to systemic gancyclovir treatment. We conclude that CMV should be considered in the differential diagnosis of colitis in elderly immunocompetent patients. © 2006 The WJG Press. All rights reserved.
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Cytomegalovirus-associated colitis causing diarrhea in an immunocompetent patient
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Carter, D., International Medicine A, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Olchovsky, D., International Medicine A, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Pokroy, R., International Medicine A, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Ezra, D., International Medicine A, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Cytomegalovirus-associated colitis causing diarrhea in an immunocompetent patient
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) colitis rarely occurs in immunocompetent patients. We report a case of disabling and life threatening diarrhea in an immunocompetent elderly woman due to CMV colitis. The diagnosis of CMV was based on histological examination of tissues biopsied at colonoscopy, positive CMV antigen and high CMV-IgM titer in peripheral blood samples and a good response to systemic gancyclovir treatment. We conclude that CMV should be considered in the differential diagnosis of colitis in elderly immunocompetent patients. © 2006 The WJG Press. All rights reserved.
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