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Cytomegalovirus enteritis in immunocompetent subjects: A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  24751234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) enteritis (or colitis) is generally diagnosed in immunocompromised patients in association with human immunodeficiency virus infection as well as in recipients of solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplant. CMV enteritis has been reported only sporadically in immunocompetent individuals. We encountered a 76-year-old woman who developed CMV enteritis without any previously identified immunocompromised states. An extensive literature review of 33 cases of CMV enteritis or colitis diagnosed in immunocompetent individuals, including the present case, revealed that the median age of the patients was 68, the accompanying symptoms were diarrhea (76%), abdominal pain (52%), and hematochezia or melena (27%), and that the outcome was generally favorable, including resolution without any treatment in 24% of the patients. CMV enteritis should be recognized more widely as a disease entity not only in immunocompromised patients but also in immunocompetent individuals, especially in elderly populations.
Daiki Karigane; Saho Takaya; Yuki Seki; Yuka Mastumoto; Akira Onose; Arifumi Kosakai; Norio Sugaya; Takehiko Mori
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-01-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1437-7780     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect. Chemother.     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608375     Medline TA:  J Infect Chemother     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Japanese Society of Chemotherapy and The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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