A Case of Colitis Due to Cytomegalovirus in A Healthy Infant


Ceylan O. , KÖSE M. , Aslan D., DENİZ K. , Patiroglu T., Ozturk M. K.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION, vol.7, no.4, pp.166-169, 2013 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ced.2013.40
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.166-169

Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) may lead to many clinical syndromes in people who have primary and secondary immunodeficiency and congenital CMV infection with the eclipse of different organs. In healthy people, it is usually asymptomatic or proceeds with mild symptoms. In this study, a 2-month old infant with chronic diarrhea and colitis caused by CMV without any underlying immune deficiency was described. The diagnosis was confirmed by serological and pathological methods. Clinical and histopathological evidence of colitis after the treatment with ganciclovir and intravenous immunoglobulin were improved. (J Pediatr Inf 2013; 7: 166-9)