Laparotomy in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus: indications and outcome.

Abstract

Four distinct disease processes account for the majority of surgically correctable intra-abdominal pathologies associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection: cytomegalovirus infection, Kaposi's sarcoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and mycobacterial infection. Affected patients may also develop acute cholecystitis and appendicitis with significant… (More)

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