Severe gastroenteritis as presentation of a primary cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent woman

  • Ramon-Michel Schreuder | r.m.schreuder@isala.nl Department of Internal Medicine, Isala Clinics, Zwolle, Netherlands.
  • Jan-Willem de Groot Department of Internal Medicine, Isala Clinics, Zwolle, Netherlands.
  • Adriaan M. Kamper Department of Internal Medicine, Isala Clinics, Zwolle, Netherlands.

Abstract

In immunocompetent hosts, symptomatic cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection occurs in around 10% and has traditionally been considered to have a benign, self-limiting course. Active CMV infection in immunocompetent persons is very rare. However, manifestations of CMV infection in immunocompromised hosts have been extensively reported.

We present a case of a 58-year-old immunocompetent woman with a primary cytomegalovirus infection, which presented as a severe gastroenteritis and hepatitis.

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Author Biographies

Ramon-Michel Schreuder, Department of Internal Medicine, Isala Clinics, Zwolle

Department of Internal Medicine

Department of Gastoenterology

Jan-Willem de Groot, Department of Internal Medicine, Isala Clinics, Zwolle
Department of Internal Medicine
Published
2011-11-29
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Keywords:
cytomegalovirus, cmv, severe, immunocompentent, gastroenteritis.
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Schreuder, R.-M., de Groot, J.-W., & Kamper, A. M. (2011). Severe gastroenteritis as presentation of a primary cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent woman. Clinics and Practice, 1(4), e119. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e119