Widespread Cytomegalovirus Gastroenterocolitis in a Patient With Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Albert B. Knapp, Douglas A. Horst, George Eliopoulos, Herbert F. Gramm, Lillian Gaber, Kenneth R. Falchuk, Z. Myron Falchuk, Charles Trey

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

88 Scopus citations

Abstract

This case report documents extensive gastrointestinal cytomegalovirus infection in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, presenting as diarrhea and involving stomach, duodenum, and colon. Endoscopic biopsy specimens and cultures were essential to make the diagnosis and to distinguish the illness from inflammatory bowel disease. A careful search for other potential pathogens was made as well. The discussion includes a review of literature regarding cytomegalovirus involvement of the gastrointestinal tract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1399-1402
Number of pages4
JournalGastroenterology
Volume85
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Widespread Cytomegalovirus Gastroenterocolitis in a Patient With Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this