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Enteritis due to Cytomegalovirus Overview

Another name for Enteritis due to Cytomegalovirus is Cytomegalovirus Intestinal Infection.

What is a cytomegalovirus intestinal infection?
A person with cytomegalovirus intestinal infection has a viral infection of the intestines, caused by Cytomegalovirus. Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a herpes virus that usually does not cause symptoms in people with a normal functioning immune system. However, CMV can cause serious infections in those who have AIDS or an organ transplant, or those who are treated with chemotherapy.

What are the symptoms of cytomegalovirus intestinal infection?
Symptoms of cytomegalovirus intestinal infection include diarrhea, cramping abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, and weight loss.

How does the doctor treat cytomegalovirus intestinal infection?
Treatment for cytomegalovirus intestinal infection may include intravenous fluids, medications for nausea and vomiting, and antiviral medications.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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