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AIDS Cholangiopathy

by Carlo Raj, MD

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    00:01 AIDS Cholangiopathy, opportunistic infection, keep this in mind.

    00:06 Opportunistic infection of the biliary tree by cryptosporidium parvum and CMV, these organisms that we've looked at earlier with immunocompromised patients specifically with AIDS.

    00:18 Remember that the most common cause of diarrhea in an AIDS patient is cryptosporidium parvum.

    00:25 If it’s CMV infection anywhere for example in the esophagus, then you should be thinking about immunocompromised patient.

    00:32 Your CD4 count usually would be less than 100, there would be right upper quadrant pain, hepatomegally and Alk Phos will be elevated.

    00:41 ERCP here once again will show you intra and extra-hepatic dilation with or without, there could be structuring, without the dilations.

    00:50 Be careful, do not confuse this with primary sclerosing cholangitis.

    00:56 There’s every possibility with AIDS that you might have gall bladder damage.

    01:03 Management -- endoscopic management of that narrowing, the strictures.


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    The lecture AIDS Cholangiopathy by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Pancreatic and Biliary Tract Diseases.


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    1. Cryptosporidium parvum
    2. Isospora belli
    3. Necator americanus
    4. Pneumocystis jirovecii
    5. Entamoeba histolytica
    1. Intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary stricture without dilatations
    2. Intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary tract dilatations
    3. Obstruction of the biliary tract
    4. Narrowing of the biliary tract near the ampulla of vater
    5. Normal biliary tract

    Author of lecture AIDS Cholangiopathy

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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