American Journal of Surgical Pathology, December 2010
Shelby D. Melton, MD, and Robert M. Genta, MD
Clinically apparent cytomegalovirus (CMV) colitis in adults is most frequently
found in immunosuppressed patients, although sporadic cases have been
reported in apparently immunocompetent subjects.
We hypothesized that, since most patients with clinically apparent CMV
colitis are hospitalized, the prevalence of CMV colitis in patients undergoing
colonoscopy in outpatient endoscopy centers would be low. We also endeavored
to determine whether in outpatient settings immunocompetent and immunosuppressed
patients present with different manifestations.
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