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Infant death due to CMV enterocolitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22707698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An infant was admitted with symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting. After initial improvement she unexpectedly died. Postmortem confirmed a diagnosis of cytomegalovirus (CMV) enterocolitis. The authors report this case and review other published cases of immunocompetent infants who presented with this infection. Clinicians should consider stool CMV PCR test or referral for endoscopy and biopsy in young babies who present with profuse and prolonged episodes of diarrhoea. The value of ganciclovir in immunocompetent infants who suffer with CMV gastrointestinal involvement is still not clear.
Zafer Refai; Stuart Nicholls; Anil Garg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-06-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-18     Completed Date:  2014-02-04     Revised Date:  2014-06-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Cytomegalovirus Infections / complications*
Enterocolitis / therapy,  virology*
Fatal Outcome
Fluid Therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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