Difference between revisions of "CMV colitis"

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*Anorexia
 
*Anorexia
 
*Malaise
 
*Malaise
*Weight loss
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*[[Abdominal pain]], Abdominal distention, [[constipation]]
*Dehydration
 
*Abdominal pain
 
*Abdominal distention, [[constipation]]
 
 
*[[Nausea/vomiting]]
 
*[[Nausea/vomiting]]
 
*Chronic watery [[diarrhea]]
 
*Chronic watery [[diarrhea]]
 
*Bloody diarrhea
 
*Bloody diarrhea
 
*Worsening symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease
 
*Worsening symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease
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*Weight loss
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*[[Dehydration]]
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==

Revision as of 00:04, 26 February 2017

Background

  • CMV is part of the Herpesviridae family
  • 50-80% of the world's population is seropositive for CMV
  • Causes a mild or undetectable infection in immunocompetent hosts
  • Severe systemic illness is found in immunosuppressed hosts

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Colitis

CMV Diseases

Evaluation

Management

  • Ganciclovir 5mg/kg IV q12hrs x 21 days (or until resolution of symptoms)
  • Foscarnet 90mg/kg IV q12hrs daily x 21 days (or until resolution of symptoms)

Disposition

See Also

External Links

References