Enteropathic AIDS in Uganda. An endoscopic, histological and microbiological study

N. Sewankambo, R. D. Mugerwa, R. Goodgame, J. W. Carswell, A. Moody, G. Lloyd, S. B. Lucas

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Twenty-three Ugandan patients with enteropathic acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, 'slim' disease) were studied. Upper gastrointestinal (Gl) endoscopy, colonoscopy, biopsy, stool parasitology and culture were performed. Endoscopy revealed oral and/or oesophageal candidiasis in 22 patients. Stool examination and histology of the upper Gl tract showed that 11 patients had cryptosporidiosis and three had isosporiasis (total of 61% of patients with coccidian enteritis). One case of possible Mycobacterium avium mycobacteriosis was also identified. Enteropathic AIDS in Uganda presents with a spectrum of infections similar to that found in developed countries, but the incidence of cryptosporidiosis and isosporiasis is higher.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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