CMV Colitis

Risk Factors

  • HIV
  • IBD
  • Chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, otherwise immunocompromised states
  • Immuno-modulatory meds

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramps
  • Can last weeks
  • Diarrhea can be bloody or watery
  • Symptoms of hypo perfusion from hypovolemia

Physical Exam Findings

  • Fever
  • Tachycardia, hypovolemia if volume depleted
  • Sometimes pain on palpation

Tests