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CMV Colitis Presenting as Neoplastic Lesions with Life-Threatening Bleeding in an Immunocompetent Patient

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R Ghaddar 1 , A Kishk 2 , * , A Adi 1

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1 Medical Department, Amiri Hospital, Kuwait

2 Medical Department, Amiri Hospital, PO Box 576, akishk9@hotmail.com, Kuwait 15256

How to Cite: Ghaddar R, Kishk A, Adi A. CMV Colitis Presenting as Neoplastic Lesions with Life-Threatening Bleeding in an Immunocompetent Patient, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 12(6):664-667.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 12 (6); 664-667
Article Type: Case Report
Received: April 14, 2010
Accepted: August 2, 2010

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Abstract

An elderly woman with multiple medical problems developed cytomegalovirus (CMV) colitis following a prolonged hospitalization. She presented life–threatening colonic bleeding mimicking a neoplastic process while the final diagnosis was CMV colitis. This is an uncommon presentation of CMV colitis in an immunocompetent patient needing a high index of suspicion to proceed early with proper diagnosis and therapy.

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CMV colitis Immunocompetent Patient

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