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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318248f0f5
Case Reports

Adenovirus Esophagitis in an HIV-Positive Patient: Extraordinary Presentation of a Common Viral Infection

Boumans, Dennis MD*; Kootstra, Gert-Jan MD; van Olffen, Gerard H. MD; Brinkhuis, Mariël PhD§; ten Napel, Chris H.H. PhD

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Abstract

Abstract: Human adenovirus mostly causes self-limiting diseases but may also induce serious complications in healthy as well as immunocompromised patients. We report a case of a 40-year-old homosexual man with chronic untreated human immunodeficiency virus infection, presenting with dysphagia because of an ulcerative esophagitis caused by human adenovirus. Adenovirus infection as a cause of esophagitis has not been reported before, so it should be considered in a differential diagnosis of dysphagia, especially in the context of human immunodeficiency virus.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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