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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 59

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

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A case report and literature review of portal vein thrombosis associated with cytomegalovirus infection in immunocompetent patients.
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Squizzato A, Ageno W, Cattaneo A, Brumana N
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Clin Infect Dis. 2007;44(2):e13. Epub 2006 Dec 14.
 
We describe a young man with acute portal vein thrombosis (PVT) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, and we review the literature regarding the association between PVT and CMV in immunocompetent patients. Published data suggest that CMV hepatitis and, possibly, other types of acute viral hepatitis could be a local risk factor for acute PVT.
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Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Insubria, Varese, 21100, Italy. alexsquizzo@libero.it
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