Extensive mesenteric inflammatory veno-occlusive disease of unknown etiology after primary cytomegalovirus infection: first case.


We report a young man who, shortly after a primary cytomegalovirus infection, presented with signs of intestinal ischemia requiring surgical intervention. The resected specimen of small bowel showed striking features of extensive phlebitis and venulitis affecting virtually all of the veins of the small intestine and mesentery. Although he had had a recent… (More)