AIDS related cholecystitis

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Minor changes: 5 September 2019

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Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. AIDS related cholecystitis. website. Accessed May 30th, 2020.
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
  • Usually erosions and deep ulcers
  • Marked microscopic changes

  • Small, round, basophilic organisms at luminal epithelial border

  • 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


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