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Cytomegalovirus: a cause of colonic stricture in a premature infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16690133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 27-week-old infant developed symptoms of bowel obstruction when full enteral feeds were started. Laparotomy revealed strictures in the ascending and proximal transverse colon. Right hemicolectomy was performed. Histological examination of the resected large bowel demonstrated the presence of Cytomegalovirus inclusion bodies. Cytomegalovirus infections of the gut are extremely rare in neonates. This case report alerts neonatologists and microbiologists to consider Cytomegalovirus infection as a possible cause of bowel obstruction and necrotising enterocolitis like symptoms.
Anjali Shetty; Rosemary Barnes; Ed Lazda; Cora Doherty; Nicola Maxwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-05-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infection     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1532-2742     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect.     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-25     Completed Date:  2007-03-01     Revised Date:  2007-12-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908424     Medline TA:  J Infect     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e37-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Hospital of Wales, Microbiology, Heath Park, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Colon, Ascending
Colon, Transverse
Colonic Diseases / pathology,  virology*
Cytomegalovirus / isolation & purification*
Cytomegalovirus Infections / complications*,  virology
Great Britain
Inclusion Bodies, Viral
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / pathology,  virology*
Intestinal Obstruction / pathology,  virology*

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