Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Cyprus, Athens, Greece
*Corresponding Author: Stefani Panayiotou, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Cyprus, Athens, Greece.
Received: November 26, 2019; Published: January 01, 2020
HIV disease is a frequent infection, whose number of individuals living with it worldwide exceeds 37 million . Among the lots of complications which it causes are gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders . More than 50% of all HIV patients had reported gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms during their disease [3,4].
HIV and gastrointestinal system appears to have a relation. The gastrointestinal tract has a primary role in pathogenesis of HIV infection . Studies have shown that GI system is a main site of HIV replication and CD4 T-cell death . During the infection there is considerable reduction of CD4 T-cells within the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) .
Citation: Stefani Panayiotou. "The Challenge of Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in HIV Patients".Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 4.2 (2020): 01-03.
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