Tc-99m red blood cell scintigraphic detection of CMV-induced small bowel hemorrhage

Nikhil Bhagat, Nasrin V. Ghesani, Iona M. Monteiro, Debra S. Heller, Lionel S. Zuckier

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Abstract

A 4-month-old female child, recently diagnosed with parentally-acquired HIV complicated by moderate immunosuppression and pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), presented with hematochezia. A Tc-99m bleeding study was performed and demonstrated a site of brisk bleeding in the distal ileum. The patient was taken to the operating room and resection of the distal ileum revealed the presence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) enteritis. In immunocompromised children presenting with gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage, CMV enteritis should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-809
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume32
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bleeding scintigraphy
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) enteritis
  • Immunosuppression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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