Multiple jejunal perforations secondary to cytomegalovirus in a patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome
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Disseminated cytomegalovirus infection in patients with AIDS usually involves the lungs, retina, esophagus, or colon. Gastrointestinal involvement may present clinically with fever, intractable diarrhea, and crampy abdominal pain. Ulcerations have been seen throughout the gastrointestinal tract, but perforations have been confined to the terminal ileum and colon. We report a case of a patient who presented with peritonitis with no prodromal symptoms and who, on exploration, had multiple large jejunal perforations secondary to cytomegalovirus enteropathy.
KeywordsPublic Health Retina Diarrhea Abdominal Pain Gastrointestinal Tract
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