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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 151-3

Post-transplantation epididymitis associated with cytomegalovirus.


Department of Pathology, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore

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U Kini
Department of Pathology, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, though usually systemic, has been known to cause localised involvement of organs like lung, liver, testis and gastrointestinal tract. We report a case of cytomegaloviral infection involving the epididymis without systemic manifestations in an young male one month after renal transplantation. The diagnosis was made on histopathologic examination of the epididymo-orchidectomy specimen. Clinical improvement occurred after the emergency epididymo-orchidectomy. To the best of our knowledge, only three cases of CMV epididymitis have been described in the world literature--two in transplant patients and one in an AIDS patient.


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