Small bowel (small intestine)
Infectious disorders

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 12 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: AIDS HIV small bowel[TIAB]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
Page views in 2018: 164
Page views in 2019 to date: 152
Cite this page: Gulwani H. AIDS / HIV. website. Accessed November 11th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Small bowel infections are associated with Kaposi 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)
Microscopic (histologic) images

Images hosted on other servers:

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

Back to top