Journal Article

Primary Herpetic Peritonitis Causing Intestinal Perforation: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Theodoros Katsivas, Richard Sokolov, Marjorie Miller, Aviv Hever and Bing Hu

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 39, issue 2, pages e13-e16
Published in print July 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/421998
Primary Herpetic Peritonitis Causing Intestinal Perforation: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Peritonitis of viral etiology is rarely reported in the literature; a prior report described a patient undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis who had the disease. We report a case of primary herpetic peritonitis (the agent of which was typed by polymerase chain reaction as herpes simplex virus biotype 1), which caused intestinal perforation, and we review the current literature and provide possible pathophysiologic mechanisms.

Journal Article.  2174 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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