Thomas Fincham1*, Bahij Al-Hakim2, Nadeem Sarwar2, Theodora Jones1 and Jamil Choudhury3
1Department of Ageing and Complex Medicine, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, UK 2Department of Gastroenterology, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, UK 3Department of Pathology, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, UKFulltext PDF
A 78 year old gentleman presented to hospital with COVID-19 pneumonitis requiring treatment with supplemental oxygen and dexamethasone. His inpatient stay was complicated with hematochezia on the background of a short history of watery diarrhea. An area of deep distal rectal ulceration was demonstrated on his colonoscopy which was later shown to be secondary to CMV infection. Although CMV co-infection with COVID-19 has been reported previously this is the first case describing a patient presenting with overt hematochezia.
Fincham T, Al-Hakim B, Sarwar N, Jones T, Choudhury J. Cytomegalovirus Colitis- an Uncommon Complication of COVID-19 Infection in an Immunocompetent Man. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2021; 6: 1990..