Gastrointestinal emergencies in the patient with AIDS

E. Lew, D. Dieterich, M. Poles, J. Scholes

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The clinical importance of gastrointestinal disorders among patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is enormous. Estimates of gastrointestinal complaints among AIDS patients range from 30% to 90%. Many of these patients may be chronically ill and have multiple simultaneous opportunistic pathogens and neoplasms. The diagnosis and management of serious gastrointestinal complications that often occur in the setting of chronic illness represent major challenges in the care of patients with AIDS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-560
Number of pages30
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995


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