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Cytomegalovirus: A cause of colonic stricture in a premature infant

Shetty, Anjali, Barnes, Rosemary Ann, Lazda, Edgar Janis, Doherty, Cora and Maxwell, Nicola 2007. Cytomegalovirus: A cause of colonic stricture in a premature infant. Journal of Infection 54 (1) , e37-e39. 10.1016/j.jinf.2006.03.027

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A 27-week-old infant developed symptoms of bowel obstruction when full enteral feeds were started. Laparotomy revealed strictures in the ascending and proximal transverse colon. Right hemicolectomy was performed. Histological examination of the resected large bowel demonstrated the presence of Cytomegalovirus inclusion bodies. Cytomegalovirus infections of the gut are extremely rare in neonates. This case report alerts neonatologists and microbiologists to consider Cytomegalovirus infection as a possible cause of bowel obstruction and necrotising enterocolitis like symptoms.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cytomegalovirus; Neonate
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0163-4453
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 14:54

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