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A Case of Cytomegalovirus Splenic Infarct in an Immunocompetent Adult
Hae Kyung Lee, M.D.1, Seung Hwan Shin, M.D.2 , Hiun Suk Chae, M.D.2 , Jin Soo Kim, M.D.2, and Kyung Ja Han, M.D.1
Department of Laboratory Medicine1 and Internal Medicine2, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Vol.39 Num.5 (p281~284)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is often asymptomatic in immunocompetent patients, but it could be reactivated to incur several serious complications in immunocompromized patients. There are several case reports of CMV induced vasculitis and endothelial cell inflammation that cause ischemia of organs in immunocompromised patients. However, CMV infection causing splenic infarct is rare in immunocompetent patients. Only twenty cases have been reported worldwide and this case report appears to be the first documented case of CMV infection causing splenic infarction in immunocompetent patient in Korea.
Keywords : Spleen infarct, Cytomegalovirus, Immunocompetent patients