Malabsorption in wasting HIV disease: diagnostic and management issues in resource-poor settings

Isaac, Rita; Alex, Reginald G.; Knox, Tamsin A.
July 2008
Tropical Doctor;Jul2008, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p133
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the expanding number of people dying from AIDS in resource-poor countries with limited access to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The author notes that the alarming death rates is attributed to the consequence of the combines effects of opportunistic infections, wasting in HIV diseases, and malnutrition. An overview of the treating of HIV-infected individuals to malabsorption as a potential contributory cause of wasting in HIV disease is offered.


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