Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 44, Issue 11, pp 1716–1720 | Cite as

Life-threatening cytomegalovirus colitis in the immunocompetent patient

Report of a case and review of the literature
  • Stavros Karakozis
  • Enrique Gongora
  • Manuel Caceres
  • Erwin Brun
  • James W. Cook
Case Reports


Cytomegalovirus colitis in the immunocompetent patient is an unusual clinical entity. We describe a patient with life-threatening cytomegalovirus colitis in the absence of immune deficiency and review the medical literature available on this topic.

Key words

CMV infection CMV colitis Surgical complications Immunocompetent Colonic perforation 


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© The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stavros Karakozis
    • 1
  • Enrique Gongora
    • 1
  • Manuel Caceres
    • 2
  • Erwin Brun
    • 2
  • James W. Cook
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery and Department of PathologyFrom the Washington Hospital CenterWashington, D.C.
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Department of SurgeryLouisiana State UniversityNew Orleans

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