Herpes simplex colitis in a child with combined liver and small bowel transplant


Spiros Delis, MD, PhD, University of Miami, Highland Professional Building, 1801 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 511, Miami, FL 33136, USA
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Abstract: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) has been a rare cause of gastrointestinal (GI) infection, especially in immunocompromised patients. A variety of GI sites may be involved; however, only three reported cases of HSV colitis have been documented in the literature. To our knowledge, this is the first report of HSV colitis in a small bowel transplant recipient.