Acute partial Budd-Chiari syndrome and portal vein thrombosis in cytomegalovirus primary infection: a case report

Spahr, Laurent; Cerny, Andreas; Morard, Isabelle; Rubbia-Brandt, Laura; Schrenzel, Jacques (2006). Acute partial Budd-Chiari syndrome and portal vein thrombosis in cytomegalovirus primary infection: a case report. BMC gastroenterology, 6, p. 10. London: BioMed Central 10.1186/1471-230X-6-10

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BACKGROUND: Splanchnic vein thrombosis may complicate inherited thrombotic disorders. Acute cytomegalovirus infection is a rare cause of acquired venous thrombosis in the portal or mesenteric territory, but has never been described extending into a main hepatic vein. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old immunocompetent woman presented with acute primary cytomegalovirus infection in association with extensive thrombosis in the portal and splenic vein. In addition, a fresh thrombus was evident in the right hepatic vein. A thorough evaluation for a hypercoagulable state was negative. The clinical course, biological evolution, radiological and histological findings were consistent with cytomegalovirus hepatitis complicated by a partial acute Budd-Chiari syndrome and portal thrombosis. Therapeutic anticoagulation was associated with a slow clinical improvement and partial vascular recanalization. CONCLUSION: We described in details a new association between cytomegalovirus infection and acute venous thrombosis both in the portal vein and in the right hepatic vein, realizing a partial Budd-Chiari syndrome. One should be aware that this rare thrombotic event may be complicated by partial venous outflow block.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Clinical Pharmacology and Visceral Research [discontinued]

UniBE Contributor:

Cerny, Andreas

ISSN:

1471-230X

ISBN:

16529659

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:45

Last Modified:

04 Dec 2014 19:01

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/1471-230X-6-10

PubMed ID:

16529659

Web of Science ID:

000236545300001

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.18580

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/18580 (FactScience: 773)

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