Copyright 2004 Gillian Lieberman, MD, all rights reserved

Radiologic assessment of complications due to AIDS

 1. Introduction 
 2. Case 1:Gastrointestinal system 
 3. Case 2:Respiratory system 
 4. Case 3:Central nervous system 

This integrated curriculum provides "one stop shopping" for learning optimal patient assessment and management of the frequent complications of HIV and AIDS. Attention is directed towards the Gastrointestinal system, Respiratory system and Central nervous system. Radiologic, Clinical, and Basic Science aspects (Anatomy, Pathophysiology, Histology) are included resulting in a truly integrated comprehensive offering. Interactive case-based problems are presented with additional didactic notes. The Q and A format of the cases gives the user the opportunity to make recommendations for patient workups, make findings on images, and suggest diagnosis and patient treatment. The Menu of Radiologic tests, including CXR, KUB, High RES CT, US, MRI, Head CT, Head MRI, Radionuclide scans, BaSw, UGI, SBFT, BE, ERCP is detailed and algorithms are offered to promote optimal use. Numerous images and image galleries aid the user in learning the typical appearance of frequent manifestations of AIDS in the CNS, GI and Respiratory sytems. CNS conditions include HIV meningitis, Encephalitis, Toxoplasmosis, Lymphoma, CMV, PML, HIV leukoencephalopathy, Cryptococcus. GI conditions include Esopahgeal Candida, CMV, HIV, Small bowel Cryptosporidiosis, Kaposis Sarcoma, Lymphoms, Colonic CMV colitis, AIDS cholangitis, Acalculus cholecystitis. Respiratory conditions include, Pneumocystis Pneumonia, Kaposis sarcoma, Lymphoma. Comprehensive discussion notes and Differential diagnosis lists are offered. This curriculum is aimed at those interested in Infectious diseases, Internal medicine, General Surgery, Primary care, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Radiology.

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