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

P. S. Buonuomo, P. Maurizi, P. Valentini, S. Mastrangelo, I. Lazzareschi, V. Ridola, R. Riccardi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)648-649
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume26
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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