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Toxic megacolon in cryptosporidiosis.
  1. G. M. Connolly,
  2. B. G. Gazzard
  1. St. Stephen's Hospital, London, UK.


    A 33 year old man with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome developed a toxic megacolon. The patient was admitted with a two month history of diarrhoea. Cryptosporidia were isolated from all stool specimens. Clinically and radiographically he developed toxic dilatation of the colon which responded to conservative management.

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