Accession Number:

AD1048339

Title:

Cytomegalovirus Colitis Masquerading as Apple-Core Lesion after Systemic Chemotherapy in a Patient with Relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE MEDICAL WING (59TH) WILFORD HALL AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER LACKLAND AFB United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2019-03-22

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

We report the care of a 71-year old male with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia who developed cytomegalovirus CMV colitis presenting as an apple core lesion during induction chemotherapy. CMV infection occurs rarely during induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia. CMV infection is usually observed in patients with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome AIDS and in those on immunosuppressive agents following bone marrow transplant. Although rare, CMV colitis should be considered in patients who are critically ill after systemic chemotherapy as it can cause significant morbidity and mortality.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE