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Management of chronic diarrhea in HIV-infected patients: current treatment options, challenges and future directions

Authors Elfstrand L, Florén C

Published 10 November 2010 Volume 2010:2 Pages 219—224

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/HIV.S13191

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Lidia Elfstrand, Claes-Henrik Florén
Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Sciences, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Abstract: Diarrhea is a common clinical manifestation of HIV infection regardless of whether the patients have AIDS. HIV and malnutrition tend to occur in the same populations, the underprivileged and resource-poor. Malnutrition increases severity and mortality of infection. Occurrence of chronic diarrhea in HIV-infected patients, gut status and pathogenic agents, nutritional status and the crucial role of nutrition are reviewed. Bovine colostrum-based food can be useful for managing chronic diarrhea in HIV-infected patients, enhancing both nutritional and immunological status.

Keywords: HIV, diarrhea, nutrition, bovine colostrum, CD4+
 

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