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J Nephropharmacol. 2017;6(2):62-64.
doi:10.15171/npj.2017.05

Case Report

Cytomegalovirus induced pseudotumor of the colon in a renal transplanted patient

Syed Mudassir Laeeq 1, Zain Majid 1 * , Rajesh Mandhwani 1, Nasir Hasan Luck 1, Muhammed Mubarak 2

1 Department of Hepato-gastroenterology, Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan
2 Department of Histopathology, Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan
*Corresponding author: Zain Majid, Email: Zain88@Hotmail.com

Abstract

Cytomegalovirus or CMV is a common viral pathogen that infects the gastrointestinal tract and is seen in various forms in immunocompromised individuals. It is often isolated from individuals having weakened or suppressed immune system because of either human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, transplantation, malignancies or immune suppressing medications. Here we describe a case of gastro-intestinal CMV infection in a renal transplant patient that had presented as colonic pseudo tumor. As CMV induced pseudo-tumors may respond to medical therapy, physicians treating immunosuppressed individuals should be wary of it for better management of the condition.
Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
We present a case of a 42-year-old kidney transplanted male, who was on immunosuppressive therapy and had gastro-intestinal symptoms. Later on during workup he was found to have cytomegalovirus (CMV) induced pseudotumor of his gastrointestinal tract. Physicians involved in the care of immunosuppressed individuals should be aware of CMV related infections particularly CMV induced pseudotumor since it responds medically.
Please cite this paper as: Laeeq SM, Majid Z, Mandhwani R, Luck NH, Mubarak M. Cytomegalovirus induced pseudotumor of the colon in a renal transplanted patient. J Nephropharmacol. 2017;6(2):62-64. DOI: 10.15171/npj.2017.05.
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Submitted: 26 Dec 2016

Accepted: 14 Feb 2017
First published online: 27 Feb 2017
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