Diverticulitis in immunosuppressed patients

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Abstract

The differential diagnosis of abdominal pain should not rank diverticulitis any differently in immunosuppressed transplant or AIDS patients than in other patients of the same sex and age and with the same clinical presentation. Immunocompromised patients have increased postoperative infectious risks in direct proportion to the degree of their immune deficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1154-1155
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume42
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Diverticulitis
  • HIV
  • Immunosuppression
  • Transplant

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