Another cause of bloody diarrhoea in infancy: Cytomegalovirus colitis in an immunocompetent child

R. Hinds, M. J. Brueton, N. Francis, J. M. Fell

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Although a ubiquitous pathogen, cytomegalovirus (CMV) is very rarely thought to be the cause of significant gastrointestinal infection in the immunocompetent child. We report the case of a 2-month-old infant who presented with bloody diarrhoea and severe dehydration, which was subsequently diagnosed as CMV enterocolitis and resolved spontaneously without antiviral treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-582
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Colitis
  • Cow's milk protein intolerance
  • Cytomegalovirus

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