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Mycobacterium genavense specific mesenteritic syndrome in HIV-infected patients - an new entity of retractile mesenteritis?.

Borde, J.P.; Offensperger, W.-B.; Kern, W.V.; Wagner, D.

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Abdominal mesenteritis is arare and poorly understood gastroenterological disease. Here we report on two identical cases of Mycobacterium genavenseassociated retractile mesenteritis in HIV-positive patients. Literature search retrieved only few small retrospective studies, which characterize the clinical course of thisseldom infection. We propose a pathogen specific syndrome of retractile mesenteritis in HIV-positive patients linked to Mycobacterium genavense infectionon the basis of our clinical observation and literature metaanalysiswith duodenal wall thickening, central mesenterial mass and vascular complications.

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