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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 3, Issue 5, Pages 202-204
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/S1064744995000627
Gynecological Case Report

CMV Oophoritis in an AIDS Patient

1Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology and Pathology, The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Genessee Hospital, 220 Alexander Street, Suite 604, Rochester 14607, NY, USA
3Department of Pathology, The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA

Received 18 July 1995; Accepted 20 October 1995

Copyright © 1995 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background: Disseminated cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is relatively uncommon, occurring primarily in immunocompromised hosts and neonates. Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are the most common hosts, with symptoms secondary to lung and eye involvement. There have been no reports of symptomatic CMV infection of the pelvis in women.

Case report: This case is the first described of acute symptomatic CMV infection of the genital tract in a woman with AIDS. Her presenting symptoms were the result of acute CMV oophoritis. In addition, CMV was found in the endometrium and endosalpinx (an infected structure heretofore unreported).

Conclusion: The increasing prevalence and incidence of AIDS in women should make us aware of the possibility of opportunistic, symptomatic CMV pelvic infection.