Widespread cytomegalovirus gastroenterocolitis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Gastroenterology. 1983 Dec;85(6):1399-402.


This case report documents extensive gastrointestinal cytomegalovirus infection in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, presenting as diarrhea and involving stomach, duodenum, and colon. Endoscopic biopsy specimens and cultures were essential to make the diagnosis and to distinguish the illness from inflammatory bowel disease. A careful search for other potential pathogens was made as well. The discussion includes a review of literature regarding cytomegalovirus involvement of the gastrointestinal tract.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal / immunology
  • Colitis / complications*
  • Colitis / microbiology
  • Cytomegalovirus / isolation & purification
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections / complications*
  • Homosexuality
  • Humans
  • Lung / microbiology
  • Male
  • T-Lymphocytes / immunology


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal