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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/5307

Title: Cytomegalovirus enteritis in a mechanically ventilated patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Authors: Khan, F. Y.
Morad, N. A.
Keywords: Cytomegalovirus , lower GI bleeding, enteritis.
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2006
Publisher: Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine (ISSN: 0972-5229) Vol 10 Num 1
Abstract: Massive lower gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage is a rare manifestation of GI cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, in a critically ill patient. We report a 69-year-old man, known to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on ventilator, who developed sudden onset abdominal pain and massive lower GI bleeding. Due to uncontrolled bleeding, the patient was explored surgically. Bleeding from ileum was evident. The affected segment of the ileum was resected. Histology confirmed the diagnosis of CMV enteritis and Gancyclovir was initiated. On the following days, his physical state had improved and bleeding was resolved.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/5307
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=cm06007
Rights: Copyright 2006 Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine.
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