Case report: Cytomegalovirus hemorrhagic gastritis
AIDS Patient Care and STDs
A 36-year-old male with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) presented with intractable nausea and vomiting of 1 week's duration that was not attributable to his medications. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed hemorrhagic and necrotic gastric mucosa but no ulcers were found. Histopathology revealed viral inclusions consistent with cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease of the stomach. The patient received 6 weeks of intravenous ganciclovir with resolution of symptoms and endoscopic findings. Cytomegaloviral involvement of the stomach is rare, even in immunocompromised patients. Characteristic findings on upper endoscopy are punched-out gastric ulcers. This is a rare case of CMV disease of the stomach presenting as hemorrhagic, necrotic gastritis with inflammatory bridging.
Ruiz, A., & Borum, M. (2001). Case report: Cytomegalovirus hemorrhagic gastritis. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 15 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/108729101460047