Encephalitozoon cuniculi

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En·ceph·a·li·to·zo·on cu·nic·u·li

a common cryptic infection of most mammals and some birds, transmitted in urine-contaminated food and by transplacental transmission. Disseminated human infection has been reported among immunosuppressed patients. Latent infection seen by serodiagnosis suggests widespread nonsymptomatic infection in tropical regions.


a genus of protozoa in the class Microsporea.

Encephalitozoon cuniculi
occurs in rodents, dogs, primates and humans. Has a similar physical appearance and pathogenetic effect to toxoplasmosis. Causes encephalitozoonosis.
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