Medicina (Buenos Aires)
versión On-line ISSN 1669-9106
DUARTE, P. J.; ECHAVARRIA, M.; PAPARATTO, A. y CACCHIONE, R.. Spontaneous spleen rupture associated with active cytomegalovirus infection. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2003, vol.63, n.1, pp. 46-48. ISSN 1669-9106.
We present a 24 year old immunocompetent male who developed a spontaneous rupture of the spleen (SRE) during an acute cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. The only previous clinical feature was the presence of flu-like symptoms two weeks before the SRE. The diagnosis was confirmed by the presence of IgM antibodies to CMV in the serum and a positive CMV-PCR in the splenic biopsy after splenectomy. The patient recovered completely after surgery. Spontaneous splenic rupture is an uncommon event associated with primary cytomegalovirus infection, and this is the first case reported in our country.
Palabras clave : Cytomegalovirus; Spontaneous splenic rupture; CMV-PCR.