Journal Article

Inflammatory Pseudotumor Causing Small Bowel Obstruction and Mimicking Lymphoma in a Patient with AIDS: Clinical Improvement after Initiation of Thalidomide Treatment

David M. Aboulafia

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 30, issue 5, pages 826-831
Published in print May 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313768
Inflammatory Pseudotumor Causing Small Bowel Obstruction and Mimicking Lymphoma in a Patient with AIDS: Clinical Improvement after Initiation of Thalidomide Treatment

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A patient with AIDS was diagnosed with inflammatory pseudotumor with small bowel involvement. After receiving thalidomide treatment, serum tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and soluble TNF receptor II levels normalized, his constitutional and gastrointestinal symptoms diminished, and the mass lesion shrunk.

Journal Article.  3547 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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