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J Korean Surg Soc. 2004 Dec;67(6):496-499. Korean. Case Report.
Lee CJ , Lee HS , Min LK , Noh SM .
Department of Surgery, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. seungnoh@cnu.ac.kr
Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is prevalent worldwide, although the symptomatic illness is usually confined to immunocompromised individuals. It can produce stomatitis, esophagitis, gastritis, duodenitis, and ulceration of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, ileum, and colon within the gastrointestinal tract. Bleeding and perforation can also occur at these sites. The most common site of intestinal perforation is the colon, followed in frequency by the distal ileum and appendix. Herein, a recently experienced case of ileal perforation due to a CMV infection, in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is reported, with a review of the literature.

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