Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
Case Report

Cytomegalovirus esophagitis in an immunocompetent patient: Case report


Institute for Digestive Research, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea


Department of Pathology, Soonchunhyang College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Turk J Gastroenterol 2014; 25: 571-574
DOI: 10.5152/tjg.2014.4073
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) esophagitis is well-documented in immunocompromised patients. A few studies have described CMV infection in immunocompetent patients diagnosed with a critical illness. However, CMV esophagitis has rarely been documented in immunocompetent hosts. We report a case of CMV esophagitis in an immunocompetent patient who presented with chest pain and dysphagia that was successfully resolved with ganciclovir treatment. Our case supports observations that CMV esophagitis can cause significant morbidity, regardless of immune system status.

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