Community Acquired Infection

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4--9

Cytomegalovirus infection of gastrointestinal tract


Mukesh Nasa1, Zubin Sharma1, Randhir Sud1, Lipika Lipi2 
1 Institute of Digestive and Hepatobiliary Sciences, Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Pathology, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Mukesh Nasa
Institute of Digestive and Hepatobiliary Sciences, Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana
India

Gastrointestinal tract infection with CMV can occur from mouth to anal canal. In the immunocompetent subjects, the upper GI tract is most commonly involved while immunocompromised individuals have colon as the most common site of involvement. In a study of CMV infection among AIDS patients, the most common site of CMV infection in the GI tract was the colon (55%), while gastric involvement was reported in 40% of cases. CMV mononucleosis, hepatitis and pneumonitis are among the most common manifestations.«SQ» GI tract involvement is common and it is easy to access for taking the diagnostic biopsies. Severity and extent of involvement within the GI tract is variable.


How to cite this article:
Nasa M, Sharma Z, Sud R, Lipi L. Cytomegalovirus infection of gastrointestinal tract .Community Acquir Infect 2016;3:4-9


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Nasa M, Sharma Z, Sud R, Lipi L. Cytomegalovirus infection of gastrointestinal tract . Community Acquir Infect [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Jan 19 ];3:4-9
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