Cytomegalovirus Colitis Following Azacitidine Therapy

Khan, Rajal and Pudkin, Pam and Grewal, Kuljit and Leonard, Jennifer and Hamodat, Mowafak and Hutchinson, Jim and Daley, Peter (2011) Cytomegalovirus Colitis Following Azacitidine Therapy. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, 22 (3). e21-e23. ISSN 1918-1493

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The present report describes the first recognized case of cytomegalovirus (CMV) colitis following azacitidine therapy. A 66-year-old woman with myelodysplastic syndrome developed CMV colitis, which responded to treatment with ganciclovir. Currently, patients receiving azacitidine do not undergo CMV testing, or receive prophylaxis or CMV-free blood products; however, this policy needs to be revised.

Item Type: Article
Item ID: 12011
Additional Information: Memorial University Open Access Author's Fund
Keywords: Azacitidine, CMV, Colitis
Department(s): Medicine, Faculty of
Date: 2011
Date Type: Publication
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