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Vol. 6, No. 2, 2012
Issue release date: May – August
Section title: Published: May 2012

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Case Rep Gastroenterol 2012;6:266–272
(DOI:10.1159/000338842)

Cytomegalovirus Infection of the Colon Presenting as a Mass-Like Lesion

Tan C.B. · Vardaros M. · Prasad A. · Rashid S. · Dahl K. · Moise D. · Gebre W. · Rizvon K. · Mustacchia P.
Departments of aMedicine, bGastroenterology and cPathology, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, N.Y., USA

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Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is responsible for the most common opportunistic infections in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The colon is a common site for these infections in patients positive for human immunodeficiency virus. CMV rarely presents as an intraluminal inflammatory mass in the colon. Here we report the case of a CMV infection presenting as a mass-like lesion in an AIDS patient. The clinical diagnosis of CMV infection is largely based on the characteristic endoscopic appearance. Endoscopic procedures are encouraged early in the course of CMV infection in immunocompromised patients. CMV pseudotumors along with malignancy should be part of the endoscopic evaluation in patients with AIDS.


  

Author Contacts

Christopher B. Tan, MD
Department of Medicine, Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554 (USA)
E-Mail ctan@numc.edu

  

Article Information

Published online: May 10, 2012
Number of Print Pages : 7
Number of Figures : 5,

  

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Case Reports in Gastroenterology

Vol. 6, No. 2, Year 2012 (Cover Date: May - August)

Journal Editor: Urrutia R. (Rochester, Minn.), Lomberk G. (Rochester, Minn.)
ISSN: 1662-0631 (Print), eISSN: 1662-0631 (Online)

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Abstract of Published: May 2012

Published online: 5/10/2012

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 5
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