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CMV (cytomegalovirus) gastritis

Reviewers: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 August 2012, last major update August 2012
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● 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

Gross images

Cytomegalovirus infection of the stomach

Micro description

● Eosinophilic intranuclear inclusions, variable granular purple cytoplasmic inclusions
● Severe cases have ulceration, hemorrhage and perforation

Micro images

Duodenal biopsy

End of Stomach > Infections > CMV (cytomegalovirus) gastritis

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