Title: Ileal perforation caused by cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent adult
Authors: Van Schaeybroeck, S ×
Hiele, Martin
Miserez, Marc
Croes, R #
Issue Date: Sep-2002
Series Title: Acta Clinica Belgica vol:57 issue:3 pages:154-7
Abstract: A 71-year-old woman developed a small bowel perforation due to cytomegalovirus infection. She did not taken any immunosuppressive medication and her cellular immunity was normal. Surgical resection and antiviral therapy with ganciclovir led to complete recovery. As far as we know, this paper reports the first case of small bowel perforation due to cytomegalovirus infection in a non-immunocompromised patient. Nevertheless the patient was known with diabetes mellitus. It should be emphasised that elderly patients have impaired immune defences and may be unsuspected hosts of opportunistic infections.
ISSN: 1784-3286
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Translational Research in GastroIntestinal Disorders
Abdominal Surgical Oncology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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