Fungal Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Edward J. Bottone
  • Shirish S. Huprikar


Fungal pathogens represent an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The most common fungal infections in AIDS patients are oropharyngeal thrush due to Candida albicans and meningitis due to Cryptococcus neoformans. Other fungal pathogens are significantly less common in AIDS patients and predominantly manifest as disseminated infections.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Acquire Immunodeficiency Syndrome Cryptococcus Neoformans Cryptococcal Meningitis Pneumatosis Intestinalis 


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  • Shirish S. Huprikar

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