Manley Cohen, MD
To the editor: The two interesting articles by Lake-Bakaar and colleagues show that gastric acid is decreased in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) (1) and that patients with AIDS receiving ketoconazole therapy should also be given acid to normalize the drug's absorption (2).
I am confused about whether mucus secretion is increased or decreased in these patients. This confusion is probably due to printer's errors. On page 502, the authors state, "Mucus concentration was higher in controls . . . than in . . . AIDS, . . . as was mucus output. . . . In contrast,
Cohen M. Correction: Gastric Function in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Ann Intern Med. ;110:248–249. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-3-248_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(3):248-249.
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