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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-80

Cytomegalovirus oesophagitis in a patient with non-hodgkin's lymphoma

1 Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra, India

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S S Hingmire
Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.38866

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is frequent in immunocompromised patients, especially in AIDS, organ transplantation and rarely in Hodgkin's disease and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). We present a case of NHL with CMV oesophagitis, which has rarely been documented in literature. Apart from fungal and herpes simplex infections, as the common differential diagnosis for oesophagitis in patients of lymphoma, CMV should be considered an important etiologic agent. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment of CMV oesophagitis with gancyclovir can avert significant morbidity and avoid unacceptable treatment delays.


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