Man With Persistent Diarrhea and Occasional Bloody Stools
January 01, 2007
A thin 26-year-old man has hadintermittent diarrhea with abdominalpain, nausea, vomiting, and occasionalepisodes of hematochezia for8 months. He also complains of weaknessand fatigue and has lost 4.5 kg(10 lb) in the past year. The patientis homosexual and admits to havinghad unprotected sexual intercourse.He denies any significant travelhistory.