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ACG Case Rep J. 2017; 4: e27.
Published online 2017 March 1. doi:  10.14309/crj.2017.27
PMCID: PMC5340719

Cytomegalovirus and the Seemingly Immunocompetent Host: A Case of a Perforating Gastric Ulcer

Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the gastrointestinal tract has a variety of presentations. We present a case of gastric perforation, which is a relatively infrequent presentation of CMV infection. If the cause of gastric perforation is not readily apparent, testing for CMV should be considered. If CMV workup is positive, an evaluation for immunocompromise is prudent as CMV infections are more common in immunocompromised individuals.


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