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[Ultrasound aspects of abdominal involvement in adults with HIV infections in the Ivory Coast: apropos of 146 cases]


Sante. 1999 Mar-Apr;9(2):85-8. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/99307488

Over a six-month period, 146 grade IV AIDS patients (HIV-1 and HIV-2) systematically underwent abdominal ultrasound examination. All abdominal organs were investigated in the search for lesions. Many lesions were detected. Pathological lesions were most frequent in the nodes (17.2%), hyperechogenic liver tissue (16.5%) and kidneys (13.7%). Lesions in the liver, gall bladder and spleen were less frequent. In most cases, the lesions were not specific to AIDS. However, systemic abdominal ultrasound scans for AIDS patients would be of value because such lesions are present.

JOURNAL ARTICLE l'infection a VIH chez l'adulte de Cote d'Ivoire: a propos de 146 cas] Abdomen/*ULTRASONOGRAPHY Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*ULTRASONOGRAPHY Adolescence Adult Comparative Study Cote d'Ivoire English Abstract Female Human *HIV-1 *HIV-2 Kidney/ULTRASONOGRAPHY Liver/ULTRASONOGRAPHY Lymph Nodes/ULTRASONOGRAPHY Male Middle Age Pancreas/ULTRASONOGRAPHY Prospective Studies Spleen/ULTRASONOGRAPHY


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