Adenovirus infection of the duodenum in an AIDS patient: An ultrastructural study

Eunhee S. Yi, Henry C. Powell

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Intractable diarrhea in a 40-year-old woman with terminal acquired immunodeficiency syndrome resulted from adenovirus infection of the duodenal mucosa. Electron microscopic examination of a duodenal biopsy specimen performed because of clinical suspicion of cryptosporidiosis or microsporidiosis showed pathognomonic viral particles in the nuclei of mucosal epithelium. Extensive sloughing of damaged mucosal cells may have contributed to the diarrhea, for which no other cause was found during either pathologic or microbiologic analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-551
Number of pages3
JournalUltrastructural Pathology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994



  • Acquired immunodeficiency virus
  • Adenovirus
  • Duodenum
  • Electron microscopy
  • Small bowel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Structural Biology

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