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A Case of Cytomegalovirus-Associated Esophageal and Duodenal Ulcers in a Critically Ill Immunocompetent Patient
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Published online: October 30, 2009
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection usually occurs in immunocompromised individuals such as patients who receive chemotherapy, glucocorticoid therapy, and patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). CMV infection can also occur in immunocompetent adults, but active infection is apparently rare. CMV infection can present anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly in the colon and rarely in the small intestine. Simultaneous CMV infection in the stomach, small bowel and colon of immunocompetent adults has rarely been reported. We report a case of cytomegalovirus-associated esophageal and duodenal ulcers in an immunocompetent adult where the patient had undergone a neurosurgical operation. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2009;39:217-221)

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