|upper gastrointestinal tract condition
Oct 28, 1999
Hello Doctor, I present a question that is worthy of your professional medical interpretation and feedback and of which is beneficial to the public. A medical article posted at Medscape.com announced that upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms were quite prevalent in HIV infected people. Are there other diseases such as CMV that could be the cause of this Upper GI problem? Thank You, D.S.
Response from Dr. Dieterich
There are many causes of upper GI distress in HIV, most of which now are the same as those in people without HIV.If someone is severely immunocompromised, with T cells <50, then CMV is a possibility, but it is rare nowadays. Ask your M.D. to check for h. pylori, a bacteria that causes ulcers in HIV negative as well as HIV + people. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.
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