Severe Cytomegalovirus Enterocolitis in an Immunocompetent Infant.
Rongkavilit, Chokechai MD *; Bedard, Mary P. MD +; Ang, Jocelyn Y. MD *; Asmar, Basim I. MD *; Tolia, Vasundhara MD ++
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
23(6):579-581, June 2004.
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colon; 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.
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