Colorectal disorders in acquired immune deficiency syndrome

D. A. Greenwald, L. J. Brandt

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-122
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Volume9
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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