Severe cytomegalovirus enterocolitis in an immunocompetent infant

Chokechai Rongkavilit, Mary P. Bedard, Jocelyn Y. Ang, Basim I. Asmar, Vasundhara Tolia

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal cytomegalovirus infection is a common opportunistic infection in immunocompromised patients. It is a rare cause of enterocolitis in immunocompetent hosts. We present a case of severe cytomegalovirus enterocolitis causing intractable diarrhea in a previously healthy infant. The child was successfully treated with intravenous ganciclovir.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-581
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004

Keywords

  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Enterocolitis
  • Ganciclovir
  • Infant

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