Intestinal and Lymphatic Infectious Disorders in the Male Homosexual

  • Richard A. Gleckman


This chapter reviews two unique disorders experienced by homosexual men. These entities have been referred to as the “gay bowel syndrome” and the “diffuse (persistent) lymphadenopathy syndrome.” This section of the text does not focus on the clinical features of the male homosexual who has developed AIDS (see Chapter 4). However, all homosexual men, regardless of their “presenting” or “chief complaint,” deserve a thorough medical history and physical examination, and this process can often raise the physician’s consciousness that the patient has AIDS or the AIDS-related complex.1 Tables 3.1 and 3.2 list those findings that should suggest AIDS-associated conditions.


Herpes Simplex Chlamydia Trachomatis Acquire Immunodeficiency Syndrome Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Male Homosexual 
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