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The possible association of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection with a flare up of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in adults is known but no case has been reported in children. Many cases were severe, leading to colectomy, and antiviral treatment was not always efficient. Adult CMV colitis in IBD patients produce symptoms, mimicking a flare up of the disease.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
We report the cases of six children followed for IBD who presented with relapse of their disease, a concomitant CMV colitis. Five were steroid resistant and one infliximab resistant. Clinical characteristics of the patients and diagnostic criteria and outcome of CMV …
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