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nbme24/Block 1/Question#39 (22.4 difficulty score)
A 40-year-old man with AIDS develops severe ...
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submitted by neonem(556),
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cassdawg  Just to add because I was trying to dissect exactly the diarrhea cause: AIDS patients can get refractory diarrhea for a variety of reasons, most commonly cryptosporidium enteritis and CMV colitis or just in general from HIV enteropathy. Octreotide has been used as a treatment for such refractory diarrhea due to the mechanisms mentioned above (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1814331/) +1