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HIV enteropathy--a challenge in diagnosis and management.




 

J Natl Med Assoc. 1994 May;86(5):347-51. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

The gastrointestinal tract is the largest lymphoid reservoir of the body and is subject to damage that compromises the cellular and humoral defense mechanism. With the increasing numbers of patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), health-care practitioners need to be familiar with infections that affect the gastrointestinal tract. These infections cause severe morbidity and sometimes even death in immunocompromised patients. This article reviews the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal infections in the immunocompromised patient.

*Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/COMPLICATIONS/IMMUNOLOGY Anti-Infective Agents/THERAPEUTIC USE *Gastrointestinal Diseases/COMPLICATIONS/DIAGNOSIS/DRUG THERAPY/ MICROBIOLOGY Human Immunocompromised Host JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW REVIEW, TUTORIAL



 




Information in this article was accurate in November 30, 1994. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.