Resolution of Cryptosporidium infection in an AIDS patient after improvement of nutritional and immune status with octreotide

D. Simon, Louis M. Weiss, H. B. Tanowitz, M. Wittner

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Abstract

An AIDS patient with severe large volume diarrhea and malnutrition due to cryptosporidial infection is presented. The patient, who was not receiving zidovudine, was treated with octreotide with resolution of diarrhea leading to improvement in nutritional status, immune functions, and subsequently, resolution of the Cryptosporidium infection. This case points out the need for adequate nutrition in AIDS patients and highlights the relationship of nutrition and the immune system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-618
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume86
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1991

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Cryptosporidium
Octreotide
Nutritional Status
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Diarrhea
Infection
Zidovudine
Malnutrition
Immune System

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Resolution of Cryptosporidium infection in an AIDS patient after improvement of nutritional and immune status with octreotide. / Simon, D.; Weiss, Louis M.; Tanowitz, H. B.; Wittner, M.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 86, No. 5, 1991, p. 615-618.

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