n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Unusual urological presentations of HIV/AIDS at King Edward VIII Hospital : urology




In South Africa all urologists are at some stage likely to be faced with management of an AIDS patient because of the high incidence of the disease in this country. Despite thorough research, there still exists a paucity of data worldwide concerning the urological manifestations. Our experience in the Durban academic hospitals reveals that AIDS is associated with multiple opportunistic infections, unusual malignancies, voiding dysfunction as well as metabolic disturbances. The natural history of the disease process is frequently influenced by the patient's underlying immune status. Therefore, management of these conditions must take into consideration the patient's underlying HIV and immune status.


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