Cytomegalovirus colitis and viremia from mycophenolate mofetil monotherapy in birdshot chorioretinopathy

Seth M. Pantanelli, Yousuf M. Khalifa

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-452
Number of pages3
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Ophthalmology

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