CMV (cytomegalovirus) gastritis

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 August 2018, last major update August 2012

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Cite this page: Weisenberg, E. CMV (cytomegalovirus) gastritis. website. Accessed November 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Generally associated with bone marrow transplants, AIDS, other immunosuppression
  • In pediatric population may be associated with hypertrophic gastropathy
  • Gastric involvement usually part of systemic disease
  • May cause perforation or fistulas
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Cytomegalovirus infection of the stomach

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Eosinophilic intranuclear inclusions, variable granular purple cytoplasmic inclusions
  • Severe cases have ulceration, hemorrhage and perforation
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Duodenal biopsy