Enterocolitis with multiple ulcers of ileum and right colon in a patient with leukaemia attributed to cytomegalovirus
- Fourth Surgery Department, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attikon University General Hospital, Athens, Greece
- Correspondence to Professor Iordanis N Papadopoulos,
A 76-year-old woman with a history of myelogenous leukaemia was admitted with haematochesia fever (38.3°C) and slight abdominal pain. Haemoglobin was 8 g/l, WBC 8.2×109/l, platelets were 55×109/l and partial thromboplastin time was 23 s. Gastroscopy was normal, colonoscopy did not reveal the source of haemorrhage, but a CT-angiography indicated the source at the ileo-caecal region.
Non-surgical therapy including 8 units of blood and 8 units of fresh frozen plasma was performed in 3 days, but haemorrhage continued, …