Cytomegaloviral epididymitis in a patient with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome.


Journal Article

We report on a patient with cytomegaloviral epididymitis and the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The diagnosis was suggested by epididymitis that was refractory to antibiotics, and by isolation of cytomegalovirus from the urine and semen. The definitive diagnosis was made with immunohistochemical staining for cytomegaloviral antigens in the epididymal ductal cells. Because of the ineffectiveness of antimicrobial agents in this disorder, epididymectomy is the current treatment of choice.

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Cited Authors

  • Randazzo, RF; Hulette, CM; Gottlieb, MS; Rajfer, J

Published Date

  • November 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 136 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1095 - 1097

PubMed ID

  • 3022017

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3022017

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)45230-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States