Self-limited Colitis during the Course of Rubella and Cytomegalovirus Infection in an Immunocompetent Adult

Kota SUGISAKI, Satoshi MAEKAWA, Kenji MORI, Osamu ICHII, Kikuo KANDA, Mayumi TAI, Tomohiro SUZUKI, Hironobu OCHIAI, Yutaka EJIRI, Masashi TAKAHASHI, Hando HAKOZAKI
2004 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
We report a case of self-limited colitis in cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in an immunocompetent adult. A 22-year-old man developed a high fever and diarrhea. Laboratory data revealed an increased number of lymphocytes and liver damage. Enzyme immunoassays for anti-virus antibodies revealed that the patient was recently infected with CMV and rubella. Colonoscopy revealed severe erosive and edematous mucosa that resembled ulcerative colitis (UC). The symptoms, laboratory data and colonoscopic
more » ... ndings improved without any medical treatment. This case indicates that UC-like self-limited colitis can occur in an immunocompetent in dividual during the course of CMV infection. (Internal Medicine 43: 404-409, 2004)
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.43.404 pmid:15206554 fatcat:s53ngtckk5hm3ll7yxkr6yckja