Cytomegalovirus pseudomembranous colitis in an immunocompetent patient: Case report and review of the literature

Jose Cadena, Aaron Owens, Jennifer Blankenship, Raymond Chung

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Abstract

Pseudomembranous colitis is a common complication of infection with Clostridium difficile. However, there are other etiologies that should be considered. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) can cause colitis in immunocompetent subjects, and, very rarely, it can be complicated by pseudomembrane formation. In this article, we present a case of pseudomembranous colitis caused by CMV and review the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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