The computed tomography findings in two cases of gastrointestinal superinfection by opportunistic organisms in acquired immune deficiency syndrome are presented. Findings included thickening of the mucosal folds and the bowel wall in the small intestine and colon associated with cytomegalovirus and cryptosporidiosis. These cases indicate that it is important to look carefully at the gastrointestinal tract when performing computed tomography in this group of patients. Unsuspected bowel pathology may be demonstrated, or disease may be confirmed in clinically suspected cases.
- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
- Computed tomography, gastrointestinal tract
- Opportunistic infection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging