January 1982

Malabsorption Syndrome, Coccidiosis, Combined Immune Deficiency, and Fulminant Lymphoproliferative Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine H (Drs Hallak and Adar) and B (Dr Yust), Municipal Governmental Medical Center, Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel; and The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv (Israel) University (Dr Ratan).

Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(1):196-197. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340140198038

• Coccidia were found in a patient suffering from malabsorption syndrome. In addition, immunologic investigation showed combined humoral and cellular immunodeficiency. Treatment with metronidazole induced the disappearance of coccidia from the stool and clinical remission. Six months later, the patient was seen with acute lymphoproliferative disease and died thereafter. The possible relationship between malabsorption, immunodeficiency, coccidiosis, metronidazole, and malignancy is reviewed.

(Arch Intern Med 1982;142:196-197)