Case Report

Adult intussusception in the era of HIV/AIDS: A case report

Tshepang A. Motsepe, Thekganang A. Machete, Noluthando Ziqubu
Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases | Vol 38, No 1 | a534 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajid.v38i1.534 | © 2023 Tshepang A. Motsepe, Thekganang A. Machete, Noluthando Ziqubu | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 April 2023 | Published: 28 August 2023

About the author(s)

Tshepang A. Motsepe, Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South Africa
Thekganang A. Machete, Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South Africa
Noluthando Ziqubu, Department of Nursing Sciences, Dr. George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa

Abstract

The high incidence of HIV infection in South Africa has been associated with a proportional increase in AIDS-defining cancers, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (NHL). Intussusception is a rare presentation of NHL, accounting for 1% – 5% of all cases of small bowel obstruction.

Contribution: To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of B-cell NHL presenting with intussusceptions and small bowel obstruction in South Africa.


Keywords

non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL); intussusception; bowel obstruction; immunosuppression; lead point; anaemia; granuloma; intestinal lymphoma

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