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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 5, Suppl E, Pages 42E-48E

Diarrhea in the HIV-Infected Patient

Peter Phillips1,2

1Division of lnfections Diseases, St Paul’s Hospital, Canada
2University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Gastrointestinal manifeslations may be encountered throughout, the course of HIV disease. The problems range from asymptomatic hairy leukoplakia lo overwhelming diarrhea due to opportunistic infections such as cryptosporidiosis. Diarrheal disease is an important contributing factor to wasting in advanced HIV disease. Considerable progress has been made in recents years regarding our understanding or HIV-related diarrhea, including etiological agents, diagnostic methods and treatment.