Clinical case of acute epididymitis in an infant with cytomegalovirus infection

Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2017; 19(1):15-17

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A clinical case of acute epididymitis in a 5-month male infant is presented. Taking into account the occurrence of epididymitis in infancy, an intra-operative biopsy sample was tested for multiple viral pathogens by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). A positive PCR was obtained for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) only. CMV DNA was found in the patient’s urine and blood samples (26,162 and 554 copies/ml, respectively). In order to assess the mother’s history, clinical samples were also tested by real-time PCR. CMV DNA was found in the mother’s urine, blood, and cervical swab samples (108, 16 and 36 copies/ml, respectively).

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