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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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BRAVO, Eduar et al. Duodenal ulcer due by cytomegalovirus as a cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in an immunecompetent patient. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.1, pp.78-81. ISSN 1022-5129.

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.

Keywords : Duodenal ulcer; cytomegalovirus; upper gastrointestinal bleeding; immunocompetent.

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