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Abdominal mycobacterial infection mimicking acute appendicitis in an AIDS patient.


Aust N Z J Surg. 1993 Jul;63(7):558-60. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

A case of abdominal mycobacterial infection mimicking acute appendicitis in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patient is reported. The case illustrates the unusual aetiology of an acute abdomen in this population and the report reviews the aetiology of surgical abdominal pain in HIV infection and discusses the management of abdominal mycobacterial infections.

Abdomen Abdominal Pain/ETIOLOGY Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*COMPLICATIONS Acute Disease Adult Appendicitis/*DIAGNOSIS Case Report Diagnosis, Differential Human Male Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection/*COMPLICATIONS/ DIAGNOSIS JOURNAL ARTICLE


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