Intestinal Spirochetosis in an HIV-positive Patient

  • Massimiliano Guillermo Trinidad Pereira nternal Medicine Department, Albacete University Hospital Complex, Albacete, Spain
  • Consuelo Martínez Antolinos Nephrology Department, Albacete University Hospital Complex, Albacete, Spain
  • Adriana Canosa Fernandez Pathology. Albacete University Hospital Complex. Albacete. Spain
  • Elisa Martinez Alfaro Infectious Diseases Department, Albacete University Hospital Complex, Albacete, Spain
  • Julián Solís García del Pozo Infectious Diseases Department, Albacete University Hospital Complex, Albacete, Spain

Keywords

Intestinal spirochetosis, HIV infection, colon biopsy

Abstract

We present the case of an HIV-positive patient admitted because of costal pain secondary to neoplasia. During investigations, a colonoscopy showed non-specific ulcerations. Histological examination resulted in a diagnosis of intestinal spirochetosis. This infection can be asymptomatic or cause non-specific symptoms such as diarrhoea or abdominal pain. Intestinal spirochetosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of colon lesions in patients with HIV infection.

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  • Published: 2021-07-07

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 7 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Trinidad Pereira MG, Martínez Antolinos C, Canosa Fernandez A, Martinez Alfaro E, Solís García del Pozo J. Intestinal Spirochetosis in an HIV-positive Patient. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002686.

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