Difference between revisions of "CMV colitis"

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

Revision as of 20:32, 26 June 2015

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 Presentation

Differential Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Management

Disposition

  • 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)

See Also

External Links

References