Which organisms cause viral gastritis?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Mohammad Wehbi, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Viral infections can cause gastritis. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common viral cause of gastritis. It is usually, but not always, encountered in individuals who are immunocompromised, including those with cancer, on immunosuppression medications, after transplants, and AIDS. Yamamoto et al described a case of gastritis due to concurrent infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and CMV in an immunocompetent adult. [1] Gastric involvement can be localized or diffuse.


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