Duodenal ulcer due by cytomegalovirus as a cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in an immunecompetent patient

Eduar Bravo, Carlos García, Arturo Zegarra, Alejandro Piscoya, José Luis Pinto, Raúl de los Ríos, Ricardo Prochazka, Jaime Cáceres, Jorge Huerta-Mercado

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Abstract

Duodenal ulcer due to cytomegalovirus (CMV) is quite infrequent in the inmunocompetent patient. We present an elderly patient with a history of upper urinary infections who was admitted at the hospital because of tarry black stool and coffee ground vomits. Endoscopy revealed duodenal ulcer and the histopathology confirm CMV infection. The workout was negative for human immunodeficient virus (HIV), HTLV-1 and occult cancer. The patient developed a serious infection and died due to urinary septic shock. Key words : Duodenal ulcer, cytomegalovirus, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, immunocompetent.

Translated title of the contributionDuodenal ulcer due by cytomegalovirus as a cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in an immunecompetent patient
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalRevista de gastroenterología del Perú : órgano oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
Volume30
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010

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