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Nutritional support in HIV infection: the use of enteral feeding to achieve weight gain and meet nutritional requirements in a patient with AIDS

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Abstract:

This case study reports the progress of a 23-year-old woman with AIDS with inadequate food intake due to painful swallowing. Enteral nutritional support was provided for 118 days and a weight gain of 23.3 kg was achieved in 133 days. This demonstrates that enteral nutritional support can help to maintain nutritional status and facilitate weight gain in people with AIDS.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-277X.1996.00432.x

Affiliations: Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, St George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London SW17 0QT, UK

Publication date: February 1, 1996

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