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Cryptosporidiosis of the stomach and small intestine in patients with AIDS.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6331733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cryptosporidiosis is a parasitic disease of the gastrointestinal tract that causes a choleralike diarrhea in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Review of barium studies of the stomach and small intestine in 16 AIDS patients with cryptosporidiosis showed that the studies were abnormal in 13. Of these, five had moderate or marked prominence of the mucosal folds, and eight had slight prominence. The jejunum was predominantly involved in nine; the entire small intestine was uniformly affected in the other four. Three of the 16 patients had moderate or marked dilatation of the small intestine. One had marked dilution of the barium, and one had marked fragmentation and flocculation of the barium. There was narrowing and rigidity of the gastric antrum in two patients. These radiographic findings are nonspecific, but are indicative of cryptosporidiosis in a patient with AIDS and protracted diarrhea.
R N Berk; S D Wall; C B McArdle; J A McCutchan; A R Clemett; J S Rosenblum; A Premkumer; A J Megibow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-09-17     Completed Date:  1984-09-17     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  549-54     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; X    
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*,  radiography
Barium Sulfate / diagnostic use
Coccidiosis / complications,  radiography*
Diarrhea / etiology,  radiography
Intestinal Diseases / complications,  radiography*
Intestine, Small / radiography
Stomach Diseases / complications,  radiography*
Grant Support
T32 CA 09386-03/CA/NCI NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate

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