ALEJO ERICE, M.D.; HENRY H. BALFOUR Jr., M.D.
To the editor: In the August issue, Margulis and colleagues (1) describe the possible role of cytomegalovirus in the development of biliary obstruction in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Previous reports have implicated cytomegalovirus in acalculous cholecystitis in patients with AIDS (2, 3) and in biliary obstruction in liver transplant recipients (4). We report a case of a kidney transplant recipient who had an acute episode of cholecystitis related to cytomegalovirus infection.
A 43-year-old man was hospitalized with fever, abdominal pain that increased after meals, and nausea 2 months after receiving a kidney from a living related donor.
ERICE A, BALFOUR HH. Cytomegalovirus and Acute Cholecystitis. Ann Intern Med. ;106:167. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-1-167_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(1):167.
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