Cytomegalovirus Hepatitis in HIV Infection

Abeer Albaadani, Salwa Alhumaidi, Shuaa Asiri

Abstract


Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus spread through certain body fluids that attacks the body’s immune system, specifically the CD4 cells, often called T cells. This damage to the immune system makes it harder and harder for the body to fight off infections. acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) is the stage of infection that occurs when the immune system is badly damaged and becomes more vulnerable to opportunistic infections. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with AIDS, mainly at very low CD4 count of < 50 cells/mm3 with particular involvement of the retina causing chorioretinitis. Nevertheless, the involvement of other organs is unusual in AIDS patients. Here we present a case of HIV with CMV-related hepatitis which is considered a very rare presentation.




J Med Cases. 2016;7(9):403-405
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc2618w


Keywords


CMV hepatitis; AIDS; HIV

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