Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
Vol. 23, No. 2, 2013, pp. 220-222
Bioline Code: pe13040
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2013, pp. 220-222
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Cytomegalovirus Colitis in a 10 Year-Old Girl after Kidney Transplantation|
Merrikhi, Ali-Reza; Amir-Shahkarami, Seyed-Mohammad & Saneian, Hosein
Background: Cytomegalovirus is an important infection in kidney Transplantation. Isolation of the CMV virus
or detection of its proteins or nucleic acid in any body fluid or tissue specimen is defined as "CMV infection".
Case Presentation: A 10-year-old girl was admitted frequently for vomiting and colicky watery diarrhea
starting one month after renal transplantation from a non-relative living donor. Cr, BUN, serum electrolytes
and also liver function tests were normal. Anti CMV IgM titer was negative before and after transplantation.
On colonoscopy large aphthous like lesions were detected in the colon. CMV PCR of the lesion was strongly
positive (>2000 copies/ml). The patient received Ganciclovir.
Conclusion: Usually CMV infected patients present with renal dysfunction after renal transplantation but
other organ involvements must not be ignored. We report a patient presenting only with intestinal signs and
symptoms of CMV infection.
Cytomegalovirus; CMV; Renal transplantation; Colitis
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