oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Nutritional management after colonic interposition : SASPEN case study

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



The patient, a 22-year old male, was admitted on 5 October 2009 after a suicide attempt by ingestion of caustic fluid (JIK® bleach). The patient was human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive, stage 2, with a CD4 count of 275, and no other relevant medical history. On admission, he was underweight with a body mass index (BMI) of 14.8 kg/m2.

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