Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome with severe gastrointestinal manifestations in Haiti.

@article{Malebranche1983AcquiredIS,
  title={Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome with severe gastrointestinal manifestations in Haiti.},
  author={R Malebranche and E Arnoux and J M Gu{\'e}rin and G D Pierre and Audrey Laroche and C P{\'e}an-Guichard and Robert Elie and P H Morisset and Thomas J. Spira and Rosemonde Mandeville},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1983},
  volume={2 8355},
  pages={873-8}
}
29 patients (19 males and 10 females) in Haiti were diagnosed as having acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Their clinical presentation was characterised by unexplained chronic diarrhoea, prolonged fever, extreme weight loss, anorexia, and severe infections. The infectious agents included: Candida albicans (27 patients), Mycobacterium tuberculosis (7 patients), Cryptosporidium (11 patients), Pneumocystis carinii (2 patients), cytomegalovirus (4 patients), and herpes virus (3 patients). In 1… CONTINUE READING