Esophageal Stricture Caused by CMV in a Non-HIV-Infected Renal Transplant Patient.
ACG Case Reports Journal
Esophageal stricture due to cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is an uncommon pathology, with most reported cases occurring in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus. We report a renal transplant patient who presented with progressive dysphagia and weight loss for 2 years. Endoscopic examination revealed a long esophageal stricture with a necrotic lesion but no typical CMV esophageal ulcers; immunostains were positive for CMV. Dysphagia resolved after treatment with ganciclovir and serial esophageal dilations. We are presenting the first case of esophageal stricture due to CMV esophagitis in a renal transplant patient without human immunodeficiency virus infection and are reviewing current literature.
Tennant TC, Pandey S, Edhi AI, Batke M. Esophageal stricture caused by CMV in a non-HIV-infected renal transplant patient. ACG Case Rep J. 2022 Aug 31;9(8):e00836. doi: 10.14309/crj.0000000000000836. PMID: 36061253.