Which histologic findings are characteristic of adenovirus-related enteritis?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Denudation of the gastrointestinal mucosa with edema may be seen. Also, acute and chronic inflammatory infiltrate involving the full thickness of the bowel wall may be noted. Viral intranuclear and intracytoplasmic inclusions with positive immunohistochemical staining specific for adenovirus are noted within infected cells.


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