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An introduction to gastrointestinal tract CMV disease

O'Hara, Kevin Michael MMSc, MS, PA-C; Pontrelli, Gina MS, PA-C; Kunstel, Katherine L. MMSc, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: October 2017 - Volume 30 - Issue 10 - p 48–52
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000524712.40590.76
Special Topics in Infectious Diseases

ABSTRACT Cytomegalovirus (CMV) causes chronic infection that can manifest disease in many organs. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a common location for CMV disease. This article reviews the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of GI CMV disease.

Kevin Michael O'Hara is an assistant professor in the PA program at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. In the PA program at Pace University Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, Gina Pontrelli is an associate clinical professor and associate director and Katherine L. Kunstel is an assistant clinical professor and director of admissions. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Roy A. Borchardt, PA-C, PhD, and Michael D. Overcash, MPAS, PA-C, department editors

Copyright © 2017 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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