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Cytomegalovirus Proctitis: A Rare and Disregarded Sexually Transmitted Disease

Studemeister, Alex MD

doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31821a5a90
Case Report

A review of published cases and a recently managed patient is presented, which describes the clinical features of cytomegalovirus proctitis. About half of the reports describe sexually transmitted cytomegalovirus proctitis following anal intercourse, which typically presents with rectal bleeding and a mononucleosis-like syndrome. This condition resolves spontaneously and may be associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection.

A review of published cases and a recently managed patient indicates that sexually transmitted cytomegalovirus proctitis typically presents with rectal bleeding and a mononucleosis-like syndrome, resolves spontaneously and may be associated with human immunodeficiency virus coinfection.

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, San Jose Medical Group, Department of Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA; Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA

Correspondence: Alex Studemeister, MD, 625 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126. E-mail: iddoc@earthlink.net.

Received for publication December 28, 2010, and accepted March 10, 2011.

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