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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.

References

- Cytomegalovirus infection presenting as isolated inflammatory polyps of the gastrointestinal tract. Agaimy A, Mudter J, Märkl B, Chetty R. Pathology. 2011 Aug;43(5):440-6. doi: 10.1097/PAT.0b013e3283485e51 . PMID: #21670721#