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Strasser, C; Wolf, EM; Kornprat, P; Hermann, J; Münch, A; Langner, C.
Opportunistic cytomegalovirus infection causing colonic perforation in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Lupus. 2012; 21(4):449-451 Doi: 10.1177/0961203311425529 (- Case Report)
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Führende Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Langner Cord
Co-Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Hermann Josef
Kornprat Peter
Münch Andreas

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We present the case of a 58-year-old woman with a long-standing history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who developed a cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection with colonic perforation and subsequent purulent peritonitis whilst using combined immunosuppressive therapy. The pathogenesis and the clinical presentation of this unique case is discussed in detail. Opportunistic infection should always be kept in mind in SLE patients presenting with fever. Viral serology should be routinely performed in these patients, especially when immunosuppressive therapy is given, to avoid delay in instituting adequate management and therapy.
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Antiviral Agents - therapeutic use
Colectomy -
Colonic Diseases - diagnosis Colonic Diseases - therapy Colonic Diseases - virology
Colostomy -
Cytomegalovirus Infections - chemically induced Cytomegalovirus Infections - diagnosis Cytomegalovirus Infections - therapy Cytomegalovirus Infections - virology
Female -
Humans -
Immunosuppressive Agents - adverse effects
Intestinal Perforation - diagnosis Intestinal Perforation - therapy Intestinal Perforation - virology
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic - drug therapy
Middle Aged -
Opportunistic Infections - chemically induced Opportunistic Infections - diagnosis Opportunistic Infections - therapy Opportunistic Infections - virology
Peritonitis - chemically induced Peritonitis - virology
Treatment Outcome -

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colonic perforation
systemic lupus erythematosus
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