Severe chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection mimicking steroid-dependent inflammatory bowel disease

Daniel E. Roth, Adrian Jones, Lesley Smith, Raymond Lai, Jutta Preiksaitis, Joan Robinson

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Abstract

Severe chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection is a rare, debilitating, nonneoplastic, inflammatory disorder for which there is no definitive treatment. We describe a Caucasian child who initially presented with clinical and histopathologic features consistent with inflammatory bowel disease, for whom additional investigations led to the diagnosis of severe chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005

Keywords

  • Crohn's disease
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)

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