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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 52

of 'Epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of cytomegalovirus infection in immunocompetent adults'

Cytomegalovirus infection with acute erosive esophagitis.
Villar LA, Massanari RM, Mitros FA
Am J Med. 1984;76(5):924.
A healthy young adult is described in whom acute erosive esophagitis developed four weeks after undergoing splenectomy and receiving six units of blood because of trauma. Cytomegalovirus inclusion bodies were identified in esophageal mucosa, and cytomegalovirus was cultured from blood and throat. Within three weeks, the patient's anticytomegalovirus antibody had increased four-fold. The patient was initially anergic and had a titer of antinuclear antibody of 1:10,240. His symptoms and histopathologic findings disappeared over five weeks, and his immunologic abnormalities were partially corrected. It is suggested that cytomegalovirus was the primary cause of gastrointestinal disease in this nonimmunocompromised patient.