Resolution of Cryptosporidium Infection in an AIDS Patient after Improvement of Nutritional and Immune Status with Octreotide

Douglas Simon, Louis Weiss, Herbert B. Tanowitz, Murray Wittner

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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
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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