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HIV Enteropathy: Case Report and Review of Advances in Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatments

Ebama, Nyabilondi MD*; Wehbeh, Wehbeh MD; Rubin, David MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: September 2010 - Volume 18 - Issue 5 - p 293-295
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181d65155
Review Articles

HIV enteropathy, first described in 1984, is a change in intestinal structure and function in HIV-infected persons. It is a syndrome without an identified malignancy or pathogen other than HIV. Although the list of diarrhea-causing pathogens has grown, HIV enteropathy still occurs in the highly active antiretroviral therapy era. This report presents a case of HIV enteropathy and provides a review of the current literature.

From the Departments of *Internal Medicine and †Infectious Diseases, New York Hospital Queens, and ‡AIDS Designated Center of New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, and Weill College of Medicine Cornell University,New York, NY.

Correspondence to: Nyabilondi Ebama, MD, New York Hospital Queens, Internal Medicine Residency Program, 56-45 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355. E-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.