Small intestinal injury and parasitic diseases in AIDS.

OBJECTIVES To examine jejunal biopsies from patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), chronic diarrhea, and weight loss, and to correlate the presence of small intestinal injury with pathogens, histopathologic changes, and absorption. DESIGN Prospective analysis of jejunal biopsies from 43 patients with AIDS, 10 patients with AIDS… CONTINUE READING