Colorectal disorders are frequent in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and usually manifest by diarrhea, which may be debilitating. Most colorectal disorders are caused by a wide range of bacterial, viral, and protozoan organisms. A systematic approach to the diagnostic evaluation of diarrhea in AIDS begins with stool studies and often includes endoscopic examination with mucosal biopsy. Directed therapy usually results in a better quality of life but, unfortunately, not a prolongation of life.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
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