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[Surgical emergencies and pseudo-surgical syndromes in the course of acquired immunodeficiency syndromes in adults].

Authors
  • Arsac, M
  • Cugnenc, P H
  • Lowenstein, W
  • Tourani, J M
  • Wind, P
  • Faye, A
  • Siksik, J M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chirurgie; mémoires de l'Académie de chirurgie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
Volume
115
Issue
4-5
Identifiers
PMID: 2692992
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Numerous abdominal manifestations were noted among 600 patients undergoing treatment at Hospital Laennec for various stages of infection by the acquired immunodeficiency virus. These included violent abdominal pain in 30% of cases, the development of abdominal lymphoma, and occasionally alarming pseudo-surgical syndromes. Diagnosis is difficult, all the more so since authentic emergencies may be aggravated by the immunodeficiency state. 18 cases were collected in 3 years and included 6 cases of acute cholecystitis and 2 of appendicitis. The gangrenous and extensive nature of infection was generally noted and required appropriate antibiotic therapy.

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