Klin Wochenschr. 1988 Jan 15;66(2):69-74. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE
Three male patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome revealed
perforations of the intestine (jejunum-ileum; colon ascendens; coecum).
The cause was necrosis due to cytomegalovirus infection. The
characteristic findings were cytomegalic inclusion bodies in endothelial
cells of the capillaries. These lesions caused alterations of the
microcirculation. Therefore it seems reasonable to conclude that in
these cases necrosis and perforation were due to ischemia.
Cytomegalovirus infection must be taken into consideration in any
patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and gastrointestinal
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*PATHOLOGY Adult Case Report
Cytomegalovirus/ULTRASTRUCTURE Cytomegalovirus Infections/*PATHOLOGY
English Abstract Enteritis/*PATHOLOGY Human Inclusion Bodies,
Viral/ULTRASTRUCTURE Intestinal Perforation/*PATHOLOGY
Intestines/PATHOLOGY Male Middle Age Necrosis Opportunistic
Infections/*PATHOLOGY JOURNAL ARTICLE