Cytomegalovirus peritonitis in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

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  • Peritonitis has been reported infrequently in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Intestinal or colonic perforation resulting from cytomegalovirus (CMV) enteritis is the most common cause of peritonitis in these patients. We report a patient with CMV peritonitis occurring in the absence of perforation (primary peritonitis) to alert physicians to this potentially treatable disorder. © 1992 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
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  • Wilcox CM; Forsmark CE; Darragh TM; Yen TSB; Cello JP
  • Start Page

  • 1288
  • End Page

  • 1291
  • Volume

  • 37
  • Issue

  • 8