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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 10, No. 1, 2006, pp. 40-43
Bioline Code: cm06007
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2006, pp. 40-43

 en Cytomegalovirus enteritis in a mechanically ventilated patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Khan FahmiYousef, Morad NA


Massive lower gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage is a rare manifestation of GI cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, in a critically ill patient. We report a 69-year-old man, known to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on ventilator, who developed sudden onset abdominal pain and massive lower GI bleeding. Due to uncontrolled bleeding, the patient was explored surgically. Bleeding from ileum was evident. The affected segment of the ileum was resected. Histology confirmed the diagnosis of CMV enteritis and Gancyclovir was initiated. On the following days, his physical state had improved and bleeding was resolved.

Cytomegalovirus , lower GI bleeding, enteritis.

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