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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 78-80

A case report of coinfection of cytomegalovirus colitis and tuberculosis of the intestine in an older patient with heterozygous beta-thalassemia-induced immunodeficiency


Department of Geriatric Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sunny Singhal
57, Chandra Kala Colony, Durgapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiag.jiag_12_21

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While thalassemia major is a known immunodeficient state, reports of thalassemia minor presenting with immunodeficiency are rare. We present a 66-year-old male with acute abdomen, hemorrhagic colitis, and septic shock. He was diagnosed with coinfection of intestinal tuberculosis and cytomegalovirus colitis secondary to an immunodeficient state due to heterozygous beta-thalassemia.


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