Crohn’s Colitis Complicated by Cytomegalovirus Infection
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Case Presentation and Evolution
A 23-year-old woman developed loose, bloody, bowel movements 1 month after a trip to Italy, and her symptoms subsequently resolved spontaneously. Fifteen months later, she developed left lower quadrant pain, fever, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and 27 pounds of weight loss. She was admitted to a local hospital for dehydration and further evaluation.
KeywordsUlcerative Colitis Pretest Probability Bloody Diarrhea Valganciclovir Tumor Necrosis Factor Blocker
We thank Dr. Andy Shelton of Colorectal Surgery and Dr. Wes Brown of Infectious Diseases for their expert consultation and care of the patient.