A 3-month-old male infant was admitted to hospital with anemia. Follow-up controls revealed the presence of specific cytomegalovirus (CMV) antibodies. Virus was isolated from urine, blood, and saliva. At 7 months of age, he presented with melena. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of biopsy samples from the duodenum was positive for CMV. Anemia resolved after starting antiviral therapy with oral valganciclovir.

Buonuomo, P., Maurizi, P., Valentini, P., Mastrangelo, S., Lazzareschi, I., Ridola, V., Riccardi, R., Successful treatment with oral valganciclovir in immunocompetent infant with gastrointestinal manifestations of cytomegalovirus infection, <<JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY>>, 2006; 26 (10): 648-649. [doi:10.1038/sj.jp.7211578] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/63703]

Successful treatment with oral valganciclovir in immunocompetent infant with gastrointestinal manifestations of cytomegalovirus infection

Maurizi, Palma;Valentini, Piero;Mastrangelo, Stefano;Lazzareschi, Ilaria;Ridola, Vita;Riccardi, Riccardo
2006

Abstract

A 3-month-old male infant was admitted to hospital with anemia. Follow-up controls revealed the presence of specific cytomegalovirus (CMV) antibodies. Virus was isolated from urine, blood, and saliva. At 7 months of age, he presented with melena. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of biopsy samples from the duodenum was positive for CMV. Anemia resolved after starting antiviral therapy with oral valganciclovir.
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Buonuomo, P., Maurizi, P., Valentini, P., Mastrangelo, S., Lazzareschi, I., Ridola, V., Riccardi, R., Successful treatment with oral valganciclovir in immunocompetent infant with gastrointestinal manifestations of cytomegalovirus infection, <<JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY>>, 2006; 26 (10): 648-649. [doi:10.1038/sj.jp.7211578] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/63703]
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