AIDS enteropathy

AIDS enteropathy

AIDS An AIDS-related condition, defined by the absence of microorganisms which, when seen in AIDS-related complex, may presage clinical AIDS Clinical Diarrhea, often worse at night, weight loss, occasionally fever and possibly malnutrition with impaired d-xylose absorption Pathology Partial villous atrophy with crypt hyperplasia in the small intestine, viral inclusions, ↓ plasma cells and ↑ intraepithelial lymphocytes in the large and small intestine See Gay bowel disease.

AIDS enteropathy

A form of MALABSORPTION suffered by some people with AIDS. The small intestine lining shows blunting of the villi and a reduction in the rate of reproduction of lining cells. The condition is probably caused by invasion by HIV or by a general immune system dysfunction. About a quarter of all the body's lymphatic tissue is in the intestine.
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Human immunodeficiency virus enteropathy (sometimes referred to as AIDS enteropathy and HIV enterocolopathy) is a controversial and enigmatic entity characterized by chronic diarrhea in the absence of an identifiable pathogen or other cause.
parvum and a second opportunistic infection, or idiopathic AIDS enteropathy (diarrhea with no identified source of infection).

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