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Gastrointestinal obstruction due to Mycobacterium avium intracellulare associated with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1449151     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) had complete or incomplete gastrointestinal obstruction resulting from infection with Mycobacterium avium intracellulare. The pathophysiologic mechanisms of the obstruction in the three cases were ileal volvulus due to adhesions from matted infected mesenteric lymph nodes, ileal intussusception due to engorged infected ileal mucosa, and small bowel displacement and compression by massively enlarged infected intraabdominal lymph nodes. These reports extend the clinical manifestations of Mycobacterium avium intracellulare infection in patients with AIDS to include partial and complete gastrointestinal obstruction.
M S Cappell; T Hassan; S Rosenthal; M Mascarenhas
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0002-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-29     Completed Date:  1992-12-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1823-7     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Medicine, University of Medicine of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson, New Brunswick.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
Ileal Diseases / etiology*
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology*
Intussusception / etiology
Mycobacterium avium Complex / isolation & purification*
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection / etiology*

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