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Korean J Gastrointest Endosc. 2003 Mar;26(3):158-162. Korean. Case Report.
Chon SY , Lim YJ , Kim MY , Kim JR , Lee DH , Ma JR , Lee GY , Kim CK , Yang SH , Byun JH .
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Seoul Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Seoul Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common cause of life-threatening opportunistic viral infection in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). However, CMV infection may occur in the immunocompetent individuals. CMV colitis has not been reported in a patient with splenectomy in Korea. Recently, we experienced a case of fatal CMV colitis in a patient with splenectomy. A 69-year-old man complained of bloody mucoid diarrhea and abdominal pain for 2 months. He had the splenectomy 6 months ago. CMV colitis was diagnosed by colonoscopy and pathologic examination. He died of sepsis in spite of antiviral ganciclovir therapy.

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