Kaposi's sarcoma and cytomegaloviral ileocolitis complicating long-standing Crohn's disease in an HIV-negative patient
Authors: Cohen, R.L.; Tepper, R.E.; Urmacher, C.; Katz, S.
Source: The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Volume 96, Number 10, 1 October 2001 , pp. 3028-3031(4)
Abstract:A 67-yr-old woman with a 25-yr history of Crohn's disease, maintained on near-continuous corticosteroids (prednisone 10 mg daily) over a 6-yr period, underwent ileocolic resection for obstruction. Pathology revealed Crohn's disease, multiple nodules of Kaposi's sarcoma, and cytomegalic inclusion bodies with confirmation of cytomegalovirus by shell vial immunofluorescence. Testing for HIV serum antibody has been repeatedly negative. Crohn's disease, Kaposi's sarcoma, and cytomegalovirus have been clinically in remission for 5 yr.
Document Type: Short Communication
Affiliations: aDepartment of Medicine, Veterans Administration Medical Center, , New York, New York, USA
Publication date: 2001-10-01