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Multiple cytomegalovirus-related intestinal perforations in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Report of two cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1316113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present two cases of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome who, in the course of their disease, suffered multiple intestinal perforations that were directly related to cytomegalovirus infection. Biopsy and surgical specimens and autopsy findings in both cases revealed extensive lesions of gastroenteritis; the gastroenteritis was characterized by randomly distributed deep ulcers, resulting in multiple perforations. The main characteristic histopathologic finding was the association of intestinal lesions with a severe form of cytomegalovirus-related occlusive vasculitis. This report provides evidence that supports the contention that cytomegalovirus is the primary causal agent of gastrointestinal lesions affecting immunocompromised patients.
A P Kyriazis; S K Mitra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  116     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-05     Completed Date:  1992-06-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; X    
Department of Pathology, New York Medical College, Valhalla 10595.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
Blood Vessels / microbiology,  pathology
Cytomegalovirus Infections / complications*
Intestinal Perforation / etiology*,  pathology
Intestines / blood supply,  microbiology
Vasculitis / microbiology,  pathology

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