Cytomegalovirus peritonitis after kidney transplantation diagnosed through histopathological examination.

Abstract

Among organ transplant recipients, cytomegalovirus (CMV) commonly results in various types of infection such as pneumonitis, hepatitis, and enterocolitis. However, CMV peritonitis is very rare and difficult to diagnose owing to lack of visible clinical signs. We present a case of a 35-year-old female kidney recipient who developed abdominal pain and urinary retention caused by CMV peritonitis. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of CMV peritonitis after organ transplantation to be diagnosed through histopathological examination.

DOI: 10.1111/tid.12708

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@article{Hotta2017CytomegalovirusPA, title={Cytomegalovirus peritonitis after kidney transplantation diagnosed through histopathological examination.}, author={Kiyohiko Hotta and Yuichiro Fukasawa and Yoshiki Wada and Nobuyuki Fukuzawa and Toshimori Seki and Hiroshi Harada}, journal={Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society}, year={2017}, volume={19 4} }