Intractable Diarrhea from Cytomegalovirus Colitis in a Case with Hereditary Spherocytosis


Ozkale M., Canan O., Asilsoy S., Bal N., Noyan A.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.40, no.3, pp.609-613, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.609-613

Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a common viral infection worldwide, with a frequency as high as 90% in developing countries. Only 10% of primary CMV infection is symptomatic in immunocompetent patients, and it rarely causes specific complications. We report CMV colitis in an immunocompetent adolescent with hereditary spherocytosis and spontaneous rupture of the spleen, who was critically ill with septicaemia and significant non-bloody diarrhoea that responded to specific CMV treatment.