Issue: 2018 > July > case report

Cytomegalovirus-associated thrombosis

S.I.M. Neppelenbroek, P.A. Rootjes, L. Boxhoorn, J.F.P. Wagenaar, S. Simsek, F. Stam
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections are often asymptomatic, but symptoms can range from a mononucleosis-like syndrome to a severe, disseminated infection in immunocompromised patients. We present two cases of immunocompetent patients with acute CMV infection directly followed by portal vein thrombosis in one and pulmonary embolism in the other patient. Thromboembolism may be a severe complication of acute CMV infection, with possible therapeutic implications.