Postural epigastric pain as a sign of CMV gastritis: a case report

Transplant Proc. 2006 Jun;38(5):1357-8. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2006.05.067.


Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a common cause of morbidity and mortality among patients receiving chronic maintenance immunosuppression and is often considered the most important infection in renal transplantation. CMV gastritis has been reported in transplant patients. We present a case of CMV gastritis with epigastric pain that decreased in supine position, increased while sitting, and further increased when standing or walking. To our knowledge this is the second article presented to the literature so far.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / virology*
  • Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections / diagnosis*
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections / drug therapy
  • Female
  • Ganciclovir / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / virology*
  • Posture
  • Supine Position
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Walking


  • Antiviral Agents
  • Ganciclovir