CMV-associated inflammatory polyp
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Cytomegalovirus infection as isolated inflammatory polyps of the gastrointestinal tract.
Gastrointestinal involvement by cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a well recognised complication in patients taking steroid/immunosuppressive therapy or suffering from immunodeficiency and debilitating diseases. Rarely, CMV may affect immunocompetent healthy individuals. However, CMV infection presenting as isolated inflammatory polyps is unusual.
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