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Cytomegalovirus causing acute colonic pseudo-obstruction in a renal transplant recipient.
  1. B. M. Shrestha,
  2. C. Darby,
  3. C. Fergusson,
  4. R. Lord,
  5. J. R. Salaman,
  6. R. H. Moore
  1. Renal Transplant Unit, Cardiff Royal Infirmary, UK.


    A female patient presented with pyrexia and features of large intestinal obstruction, 10 weeks posttransplantation, with biopsy-proven colitis caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) and positive CMV antigenaemia and IgM tests. The symptoms resolved after treatment with ganciclovir, nasogastric aspiration and intravenous fluid replacement.

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