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A case of a toxic megacolon and acute appendicitis in HIV/ AIDS.
  • Elroy Weledji,
  • Mbachan Takere,
  • Phyllis Fon
Elroy Weledji
University of Buea

Corresponding Author:elroypat@yahoo.co.uk

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Mbachan Takere
Limbe Regional Hospital
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Phyllis Fon
Limbe Regional Hospital
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A 33-year-old African man with HIV/AIDS presented with an acute abdomen associated with rectal bleeding. Colonic decompression, appendicectomy and post operative antiviral therapy for a diagnosed CMV colitis/ megacolon and appendicitis complicating AIDS was effective and avoided the morbidity and high mortality from an emergency subtotal colectomy and ileostomy.