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Lower gastrointestinal bleeding due to cytomegalovirus ileal ulcers in an immunocompetent man

 Sung Woo Choi  ;  Jun Pyo Chung  ;  Young Koo Song  ;  Young Nyun Park  ;  Juck Kum Chu  ;  Dong Joo Kim  ;  Jae Han Jung  ;  Chang Hoon Lee  ;  Se Joon Lee  ;  Hyo Jin Park  ;  Kwan Sik Lee  ;  Sang In Lee  ;  In Suh Park  ;  Seung Kook Sohn 
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.42(1) : 147-151, 2001 
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Cytomegalovirus Infections/complications* ; Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage/etiology* ; Humans ; Ileal Diseases/complications* ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Ulcer/complications*
Cytomegalovirus ; immunocompetent host ; ileum ; ulcer ; bleeding
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections are commonly reported in severely immunocompromised hosts and ulcers of the alimentary tract are frequently observed in systemic CMV infections. However, invasive and ulcerative disease of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract caused by CMV has also been reported in healthy adults. Many reports show that a CMV infection can produce localized ulcerations in the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon in nonimmunocompromised individuals. The most common site of involvement by CMV infection in the GI tract is the colon followed by the upper GI tract and the least common site is the small intestine. Although GI bleeding is one of the major presenting symptoms of patients with CMV infections of the GI tract, lower GI bleeding due to CMV ileal ulcers in immunocompetent patients, to our knowledge, has not been reported in the English literature. Recently, we experienced a case of lower GI bleeding due to CMV ileal ulcers in a 57-year-old man who had no evidence of immunocompromise. This case suggests that small intestinal ulcers due to CMV infection should be included in the differential diagnosis of lower GI bleeding even in immunocompetent hosts.
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Park, Young Nyun(박영년) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0357-7967
Park, Hyo Jin(박효진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4814-8330
Song, Young Goo(송영구) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0733-4156
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