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Small bowel (small intestine)

Infectious disorders

AIDS / HIV


Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 16 December 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Small bowel infections are associated with Kaposiís sarcoma, lymphoma, smooth muscle tumors, other infectious disorders (must look for them / rule them out)
● 30-60% with HIV infection historically had diarrhea and either malabsorptive symptoms with villus atrophy or colitis resembling ulcerative colitis
● Even with HAART therapy, small bowel infections may still include cytomegalovirus, cryptosporidia, Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infections and Microsporidia (Hum Pathol 2010;41:1777, Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 2012;54:89)

Micro images
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Histopathologic features of HIV-associated GI pathology (small bowel and other GI sties)

End of Small bowel (small intestine) > Infectious disorders > AIDS / HIV


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