Purpose: To describe a case of cytomegalovirus (CMV) viremia and colitis in a patient on mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) monotherapy for birdshot chorioretinopathy. Design: Case report. Methods: Retrospective chart review. Results: Treatment with MMF 1.5g twice daily for 5 years led to leucopenia and a CD4 count of 299, which resulted in active CMV infection. Conclusions: Treatment with MMF alone may put otherwise immune-competent individuals at risk for opportunistic CMV infection. Greater awareness of this association may allow for better monitoring, earlier detection, and treatment of future cases.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Immunology and Allergy