CASE HISTORY – September 2021

CMV enteritis causing small bowel obstruction in the picture of COVID-19 pneumonia

Authors: Sergei Rõbakov, Airi Tark, Erik Tamp

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Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a prevalent opportunistic viral pathogen. It may cause gastrointestinal disease in susceptible hosts, mostly either intrinsically or pharmacologically immunosupressed. One unusual presentation of gastrointestinal CMV is obstructing enteritis. The current report presents a case of small-bowel obstruction caused by CMV enteritis in a stable immunocompetent SARSCoV- 2 positive patient managed surgically at East Tallinn Central Hospital.