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Emergency surgery for generalized peritonitis caused by cytomegalovirus colitis in a patient with AIDS.


Am Surg. 1999 May;65(5):397-8. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/99246233

Cytomegalovirus infection of the colon is a late and severe complication in human immunodeficiency virus patients. Despite availability of medical treatment, occasional life-saving emergency surgery must be performed. The controversial surgical aspects of treatment are discussed based upon an unusual case of aseptic generalized peritonitis without perforation. The feasibility and value of limited resection are emphasized.

JOURNAL ARTICLE Adult AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/COMPLICATIONS/*SURGERY/ VIROLOGY Case Report *Colectomy Colitis/COMPLICATIONS/*SURGERY/VIROLOGY Cytomegalovirus Infections/COMPLICATIONS/*SURGERY/VIROLOGY Emergency Treatment Female Human Peritonitis/*SURGERY/*VIROLOGY Treatment Outcome


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