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Cytomegalovirus haemorrhagic colitis complicating COVID-19 in an immunocompetent critically ill patient: a case report
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  • Sophie Leemans,
  • Evelyne Maillart,
  • Héloïse Van Noten,
  • Lucas Oliveira Dos Santos,
  • Laura Leahu,
  • Prochore Kamgang,
  • Andrea Gallerani,
  • Philippe Clevenbergh
Sophie Leemans
Brugmann University Hospital
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Evelyne Maillart
Brugmann University Hospital
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Héloïse Van Noten
Brugmann University Hospital
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Lucas Oliveira Dos Santos
Brugmann University Hospital
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Laura Leahu
Brugmann University Hospital
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Prochore Kamgang
Brugmann University Hospital
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Andrea Gallerani
Brugmann University Hospital
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Philippe Clevenbergh
Brugmann University Hospital
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Abstract

To our knowledge, this is the first description of a cytomegalovirus end-organ infection complicating severe COVID-19 disease in an immunocompetent host. Suspicion threshold for opportunistic coinfections should be lowered in severe COVID-19. Serum CMV polymerase chain reaction and colonoscopy should be discussed in presence of persistent digestive disturbances.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

22 Jul 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
05 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
05 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
16 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
30 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending