Cytomegalic inclusions, characteristic of infection with cytomegalovirus, were found in the hypertrophic gastric mucosa of a 3½-year-old child with giant hypertrophic gastritis and protein loss in the gastrointestinal tract (Ménétrier disease). There was a tardy 16-fold rise of complement fixation titers against cytomegalovirus soon after the acute phase of the illness. To our knowledge, the association of Ménétrier disease and cytomegalovirus has been reported only once before.
Leonidas JC, Beatty EC, Wenner HA. Ménétrier Disease and Cytomegalovirus Infection in Childhood. Am J Dis Child. 1973;126(6):806–808. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.02110190648013