Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-related cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis: case report and literature review


Arslan F. , Batirel A., Mert A. , Ozer S.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.16, ss.482-485, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.bjid.2012.08.002
  • Dergi Adı: BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.482-485

Özet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is usually asymptomatic in immunocompetent patients. A mononucleosis-like syndrome may develop in some patients. Various organ involvements (eg: encephalitis, meningitis, retinitis, myocarditis, pneumonia, hepatitis, enterocolitis, neuritis), which rarely occur inimmunocompetent patients, have also been reported. Cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis caused by CMV infection has been reported very rarely in the literature. Here, a case with a very rare clinical form of CMV infection, presenting with persistent fever and livedo reticularis on the extremities and cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis of the toes, is described, and the relevant literature is reviewed. This case report aims to highlight the possibility of CMV infection to be a cause of cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis. (C) 2012 Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.