|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.
Decision to Start Peg?
MAC, biaxcin and nutrition
- Rectal Bleeding After Vaginal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- How Long Does It Normally Take For Your Pap Smear Test Results Come Back?
- What Vaginal Infections Does Metronidazole Treat?
- Can Thrush Cause You To Clear Your Throat A Lot?
- Does Truvada Makes You Gain Weight?
- Elisa Test 3 Months Conclusive
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.