Recurrent lower gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to cytomegalovirus-associated colonic ulcer in a non human immunodeficiency virus infected patient: Timely diagnosis and treatment averted surgery

L.G. Lim, A. Rajnakova, B. Yan, Manuel Salto-Tellez, L.L. Lim

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Abstract

Mr C, a 68-year-old Chinese male with diabetes mellitus, previous stroke and ischaemic cardiomyopathy on clopidogrel, presented with haematochezia. Colonoscopy showed a sigmoid ulcer, which was treated endoscopically. Histology of the biopsy from the ulcer revealed non-specific changes. However, he presented with recurrent bleeding from this non-healing sigmoid ulcer. A review of the histologic specimen revealed CMV intranuclear inclusion bodies. He was treated with intravenous ganciclovir, with no further hematochezia.

Keywords Hematochezia, cytomegalovirus, ulcer
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)984-985
Number of pages2
JournalColorectal Disease
Volume11
Issue number9
Early online date01 Oct 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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