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August 1973

Gastrointestinal Cytomegalovirus Infection

Author Affiliations

New York

From the Department of Pathology, and the Infectious Disease Service of the Department of Medicine, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(2):274-276. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650080118023

The gastrointestinal tract is one of the less common sites of cytomegalovirus infection. Prior studies indicated that the virus may have a particular affinity for sites of pre-existing ulceration in the intestine and other organs. Observations in the three cases reported here suggest that this may depend on the localization in these ulcers of circulating cells, probably macrophages that are coincidentally infected with cytomegalovirus.