Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 5

Don’t Forget the Zebras: Similarities and Challenges in a Simultaneous Diagnosis of HIV and Crohn’s Disease

Gabriela Redivo Ströher1*, Alexandre Curi Ferraro1, Jean Rodrigo Tafarel2 and Larissa Luvison Gomes da Silva3

1Medical Student, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
2Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Universitário Cajuru, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
3Pathologist, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Gabriela Redivo Ströher, Medical Student, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.

Received: March 24, 2022

; Published: April 27, 2022


Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) and infection by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are diseases with opposite pathophysiology and rarely occur in the same individual. Studies have suggested that HIV might have a role in mitigation and even remission in IBD symptoms. However, due to the low prevalence of diseases occurring at the same time and scarce cases described in medical literature no major studies have been able to fully demonstrate this correlation. Thus, we present the case of a patient with the simultaneous diagnoses of HIV and Crohn’s Disease (CD) for the purpose of discussing the similarities in their presentation and challenges in their investigation.

Keywords:Crohn’s Disease; HIV, Immunosuppression; Diarrhea; Case Report



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Citation: Gabriela Redivo Stroher., et al. “Don’t Forget the Zebras: Similarities and Challenges in a Simultaneous Diagnosis of HIV and Crohn’s Disease". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 5.5 (2022): 69-73.


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