CMV - gastroenteritis/colitis

Colitis - cytomegalovirus; Gastroenteritis - cytomegalovirus; Gastrointestinal CMV disease

CMV gastroenteritis/colitis is inflammation of the stomach or intestine due to infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV).

This same virus can also cause:

Gastrointestinal anatomy

The gastrointestinal system is comprised of the stomach, and the small and large intestines.

Stomach and stomach lining

The stomach connects the esophagus to the small intestines and is where the majority of food digestion takes place.

CMV (cytomegalovirus)

Cytomegalovirus is a large herpes-type virus commonly found in humans that can cause serious infections in people with impaired immunity. The infection may result in pneumonia, gastroenteritis, retinitis or encephalitis. Antiviral medicines may stop the replication of the virus, but will not destroy it.

Causes

Symptoms

Exams and Tests

Treatment

Outlook (Prognosis)

Possible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Prevention