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Studies from Nassau University Describe New Findings in Cytomegalovirus Infections


2012 JUL 9 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- New research on Herpesviridae Infections is the subject of a report. According to news reporting out of East Meadow, New York, by NewsRx editors, researchers stated "Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is responsible for the most common opportunistic infections in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The colon is a common site for these infections in patients positive for human immunodeficiency virus."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research by the authors from Nassau University, "CMV rarely presents as an intraluminal inflammatory mass in the colon. Here we report the case of a CMV infection presenting as a mass-like lesion in an AIDS patient. The clinical diagnosis of CMV infection is largely based on the characteristic endoscopic appearance. Endoscopic procedures are encouraged early in the course of CMV infection in immunocompromised patients."

According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "CMV pseudotumors along with malignancy should be part of the endoscopic evaluation in patients with AIDS."

For more information on this research see: Cytomegalovirus infection of the colon presenting as a mass-like lesion. Case Reports In Gastroenterology, 2012;6(2):266-72. (Karger -; Case Reports In Gastroenterology -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.B. Tan, Dept. of Medicine, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY, United States (see also Herpesviridae Infections).

Keywords for this news article include: New York, East Meadow, DNA Viruses, United States, DNA Virus Infections, Herpesviridae Infections, Opportunistic Infections, North and Central America, Cytomegalovirus Infections.

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