The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2008 , Vol 50 , Num 3
Ménétrier's disease and severe gastric ulcers associated with cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent child: a case report
1 Departments of Pediatrics, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2 Departments of Pathology, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
Canan O, Özçay F, Bilezikçi B. Ménétrier's disease and severe gastric ulcers associated with cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent child: a case report. Turk J Pediatr 2008; 50: 291-295.

In pediatric patients, Ménétrier's disease is an uncommon clinical entity that has been rarely described only as sporadic cases, and the etiology is unclear. These patients usually have a self-limiting clinical course. Cytomegalovirus is an important pathogen in the immunocompromised host. However, cytomegalovirus infection can be detected in non-immunocompromised children. We discuss the possible role of cytomegalovirus infection in both Ménétrier's disease and severe gastric ulcers in an immunocompetent child. Keywords : Ménétrier's disease, cytomegalovirus, gastric ulcer

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