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HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC960865 Submitted: 16 May 2007

Perforated duodenal ulcer in a Filipino AIDS patient: a case report.

 de Vera RL,
 Lukban FS,
 Marcelo AB

A case of Filipino Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) patient with a perforated duodenal ulcer is presented. Grahams omental patching of the ulcer was successfully performed. Immediate postoperative course was unremarkable. On follow-up, the patient fully recovered from the abdominal surgery but eventually died of AIDS six months after the operation
Despite precautions proposed by health institutions, an increasing number of Filipinos are still being infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is inevitable that some of these patients would present with diseases requiring emergent surgical therapy. In such cases, surgeons have to reconsider their strategy and technique in order to keep the risk of contamination minimal and at the same time not deny surgical care to these patients.(Author)

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Philippine Journal of Surgical Specialties
1996 Apr-Jun
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