Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Potentially Preventable Case of Cytomegalovirus Esophagitis and Colitis after a Liver Transplantation

Ibtissam Gad1* and Attila Nemeth2

1Case Western/University Hospitals, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, USA 2Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, USA

*Correspondance to: Ibtissam Gad 

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Abstract

A Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection after a liver transplantation is a known complication; however, positive serology in the donor liver confers an increased risk of CMV infection in the recipient, in addition to further complications, bacterial infections, and even transplant rejection. This case report discusses a 56-year-old male who presents with one month of diarrhea, approximately three months after a CMV-positive donor liver transplantation. For unclear reasons, he was not started on antiretroviral prophylaxis after transplantation. This report will review diagnostic tests for CMV, treatment recommendations, and suggestions for anti-retroviral prophylaxis after liver transplantation.

Keywords:

Cytomegalovirus; Esophagitis; Colitis; Prophylaxis; Liver transplant

Citation:

Gad I, Nemeth A. A Potentially Preventable Case of Cytomegalovirus Esophagitis and Colitis after a Liver Transplantation. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2021; 6: 1950..

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