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Lancet. 1996 Aug 10;348(9024):379-83.

Gastrointestinal manifestations of HIV infection.

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Department of HIV/GUM, Kobler Centre, Cheslea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK.

Abstract

The harrowing picture of emaciated terminally ill AIDS patients is a reminder of our lack of understanding of immunological mechanisms that normally control opportunistic infections. Many gastrointestinal pathogens in patients with AIDS are resistant to treatment and lead inexorably to weight loss and death. Although knowledge of the pathogenesis and clinical significance of weight loss has improved considerably, this has not yet led to a sustained effort to improve nutritional status during early stages of disease.

PMID:
8709738
DOI:
10.1016/s0140-6736(96)01034-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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