Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Abstract Twohundred and twenty-five adult patients with AIDS were seen at the Academic Medical Center over a 5-year period. Of these patients, 70% were found to have gastrointestinal disease: 32% oropharyngeal candidiasis: 12,5% cytomegalovirus infection, mostly in rectum or colon (5.3%), and 8% mycobacterium. Kaposi's sarcoma, which has been reported in 27% of the cases in literature, was present in 29%, of our patients. We had a rather ow incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the gastrointestinal tract (1,3%). With double-contrast barium studies of the GI tract early superficial mucosal changes can be detected. Endoscopy, especially in Kaposi's sarcoma, may be complementary.
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