Cytomegalovirus-associated colitis with colonic stricture mimicking necrotizing enterocolitis in a newborn: a case report

Nurdan Dinlen Fettah, Dilek Dilli, Aysegül Zenciroğlu, Gönül Tanır, Sema Apaydın, İ. Faruk Özgüner, Nurullah Okumuş


Necrotizing enterocolitis is the most common gastrointestinal emergency in neonatal period. The etiology is considered multifactorial. Risk factors include prematurity, enteral feeding, hypoxia, and bacterial colonization. The etiologic role of viruses is unclear. Although cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common congenital infection in neonates, most patients are asymptomatic. Gastrointestinal manifestation is unusual. In this report, we described a newborn with perinatal CMV infection presenting with symptoms mimicking necrotizing enterocolitis.


Cytomegalovirus, Necrotizing enterocolitis, Newborn

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