Gallbladder
Cholecystitis
AIDS related cholecystitis


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Revised: 14 February 2019

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Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H AIDS related cholecystitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/gallbladderAIDScholecyst.html. Accessed July 19th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • 40% have opportunistic infections (cryptosporidia, CMV, microsporidia), which are usually also present at other sites
  • Usually no opportunistic infections if HIV+ but not classified as AIDS
  • Often acalculous
Specific infections
CMV:
  • Usually erosions and deep ulcers
  • Marked microscopic changes

Cryptosporidia:
  • Small, round, basophilic organisms at luminal epithelial border

Microsporidia:
  • Enterocytozoon bieneusi, less often Septata intestinalis
  • S. intestinalis within epithelium and lamina propria
  • Can identify with H&E stain but often missed
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Cryptosoridium parvum

Cyclospora

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