Cytomegalovirus infection in a child with menetrier's disease: a case report

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2007 (EN)
Cytomegalovirus infection in a child with menetrier's disease: a case report (EN)

Volonaki, Eleni
Roma, Eleftheria
Haliotis, F.
van Vliet-Constantinidou, Catherine
Avlonitis, S.

Pediatric Menetrier's disease, a rare hypertrophic gastropathy, has been associated with several infectious agents, the etiologic relevance of which remains to be elucidated. Clinical findings include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and anorexia, as well as peripheral edema in most cases. Pediatric Menetrier's disease is a transient condition usually resolving clinically within a few weeks, although endoscopic and radiologic resolution may take longer. We present a case of a two and a half year-old girl with Menetrier's disease who was admitted with vomiting and generalized edema secondary to hypoalbuminemia. An upper-gastrointestinal endoscopic examination was performed, which revealed severe Menetrier's gastritis, whereas cytomegalovirus was detected at biopsy specimens. Serology indicated acute cytomegalovirus infection. Patient received substitution therapy with plasma and human albumin, and was fed with MCT formula. She was discharged after two weeks. At follow-up, hypoalbuminemia was restored and patient remained asymptomatic. Key-words: Menetrier's disease, hypertrophic gastropathy, Cytomegalovirus (EN)




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Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 20, No 3 (2007) (EN)

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