There have been millions of people found to have AIDS. Death rates from AIDS have declined 15% to 20% in the past 5 years. However, nearly 75000 people will die with AIDS in this year. Patients with AIDS are also at risk for developing both Aids-defining cancers, such as Kaposi's sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and non-Aids-defining cancers and opportunistic infections. In patients with advanced Aids, the Cytomegalovirus is a frequent cause of chorioretinitis, pneumonitis, chronic perineal ulcerations and oesophagitis. It has been involved in endocrine, bone marrow, central nervous system and kidney abnormalities. CMV infection of the small bowel accounts for only 4.3% of all cytomegalovirus infection of the GI tract (large bowel 47%, duodenum 21,7%, stomach 17,4%); isolated cases of small bowel perforation due to CMV have been reported in AIDS patients, and all but one patient died. The Authors report a rare case of an HIV-positive young man with gastroenteric Cytomegalovirus infection responsible for generalized peritonitis from multiple perforations.

Gastrointestinal opportunistic infections and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Case report / Stagnitti, Franco; Vavalà, T; Corelli, S; Gammardella, P; Martellucci, A; Tartaglione, L; DI PUCCHIO, E; Calì, B; Toccaceli, Stefano; Spaziani, Erasmo; Casciaro, Giovanni Enrico; Marenga, Giuseppe; Soda, Giuseppe. - In: IL GIORNALE DI CHIRURGIA. - ISSN 0391-9005. - 28(6-7):(2007), pp. 270-273.

Gastrointestinal opportunistic infections and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Case report.

STAGNITTI, Franco;TOCCACELI, Stefano;SPAZIANI, Erasmo;CASCIARO, Giovanni Enrico;MARENGA, Giuseppe;SODA, Giuseppe
2007

Abstract

There have been millions of people found to have AIDS. Death rates from AIDS have declined 15% to 20% in the past 5 years. However, nearly 75000 people will die with AIDS in this year. Patients with AIDS are also at risk for developing both Aids-defining cancers, such as Kaposi's sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and non-Aids-defining cancers and opportunistic infections. In patients with advanced Aids, the Cytomegalovirus is a frequent cause of chorioretinitis, pneumonitis, chronic perineal ulcerations and oesophagitis. It has been involved in endocrine, bone marrow, central nervous system and kidney abnormalities. CMV infection of the small bowel accounts for only 4.3% of all cytomegalovirus infection of the GI tract (large bowel 47%, duodenum 21,7%, stomach 17,4%); isolated cases of small bowel perforation due to CMV have been reported in AIDS patients, and all but one patient died. The Authors report a rare case of an HIV-positive young man with gastroenteric Cytomegalovirus infection responsible for generalized peritonitis from multiple perforations.
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Gastrointestinal opportunistic infections and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Case report / Stagnitti, Franco; Vavalà, T; Corelli, S; Gammardella, P; Martellucci, A; Tartaglione, L; DI PUCCHIO, E; Calì, B; Toccaceli, Stefano; Spaziani, Erasmo; Casciaro, Giovanni Enrico; Marenga, Giuseppe; Soda, Giuseppe. - In: IL GIORNALE DI CHIRURGIA. - ISSN 0391-9005. - 28(6-7):(2007), pp. 270-273.
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