Ischemic colitis secondary to venous thrombosis: A rare presentation of cytomegalovirus vasculitis following renal transplantation

Joseph Muldoon, Kenneth O'Riordan, Sambasiva Rao, Michael Abecassis*

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal complications occur after renal transplantation in up to 16% of patients. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) vasculitis can affect the gastrointestinal tract with significant manifestations, including coIonic ulceration, bleeding, and perforation. We present a case of CMV vasculitis in a renal transplant patient that caused middle and left colic vein thrombosis and resultant ischemic colitis. There was no evidence of arterial involvement. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of ischemic colitis secondary to large vein thrombosis associated with CMV infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1651-1653
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation
Volume61
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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