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J Clin Virol. 2016 May;78:9-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2016.02.011. Epub 2016 Feb 20.

Cytomegalovirus appendicitis in an immunocompetent host.

Author information

1
Section of Infectious Diseases, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT 06510, USA. Electronic address: joseph.canterino@yale.edu.
2
Department of Surgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT 06510, USA. Electronic address: michael.mccormack@yale.edu.
3
Department of Pathology, Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, BC, Canada; Department of Pathology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 06510, USA. Electronic address: ananta@interchange.ubc.ca.
4
Department of Surgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT 06510, USA. Electronic address: james.passarelli@yale.edu.
5
Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA. Electronic address: marie.landry@yale.edu.
6
Section of Infectious Diseases, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT 06510, USA. Electronic address: Marjorie.golden@ynhh.org.

Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common viral pathogen. Asymptomatic infection or a mononucleosis syndrome are the most common manifestations in otherwise healthy individuals. End-organ disease is rare in immunocompetent individuals. Here, we describe a case of CMV appendicitis in a patient without an immune-compromising condition.

KEYWORDS:

Appendicitis; Cytomegalovirus; Immunocompetent

PMID:
26942831
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcv.2016.02.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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