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Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2012 Summer;23(2):e41-3.

Enterocolic fistula: A rare presentation of cytomegalovirus infection.

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Department of Surgery;

Abstract

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In the present report, the first reported case of cytomegalovirus (CMV)-associated enterocolic fistula in an HIV/AIDS patient is described. CMV colitis is the second most common presentation of CMV infection in immunocompromised patients. CMV-associated enteric fistulae are an exceedingly rare complication, with only four previous cases described: a gastrocolic, an enterocutaneous, a rectovaginal and a colocutaneous fistula. Management of these patient demonstrates the importance of treating the precipitating viral infection before considering surgical intervention of the enterocolic fistula.

KEYWORDS:

AIDS; CMV colitis; CMV infection; Fistula

PMID:
23730319
PMCID:
PMC3403671
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