Enterocytozoon bieneusi


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En·ter·o·cy·to·zo·on bieneusi

agent of microsporidian infection, primarily infecting the small intestine, especially in immunocompromised patients. It is the microsporidian most frequently reported in AIDS patients, in whom it has been implicated in chronic diarrhea and weight loss; suggested treatment has been with octreotide with albendazole.
See also: microsporidia.

Enterocytozoon bieneusi

Parasitology The most common microsporidiosis of humans; in AIDS, E bieneusi infects the small intestinal mucosa, hepatobiliary tract, and is implicated in previously unexplained–ie pathogen-'negative' AIDS-related cholangitis; Pts with E bieneusi may be coinfected with Giardia lamblia. See AIDS-related cholangitis.

En·ter·o·cy·to·zo·on bi·e·neu·si

(entĕr-ō-sītō-zōon bīĕ-nyūsī)
Pathogen of microsporidian infection, primarily infecting the small intestine, especially in immunocompromised patients.
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Microsporidiosis in solid organ transplant recipients: two Enterocytozoon bieneusi cases and review.
Microsporidial GI infections in HIV are most often caused by Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Encephalitozoon (Septata) intestinalis.
To the Editor: Protozoan pathogens, including Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, Cystoisospora, and microsporidia such as Enterocytozoon bieneusi, are well-known agents of diarrhea and a major public health problem in developing countries.
Giardia duodenalis, and Enterocytozoon bieneusi were detected in 45, 35, and 116 of 411 free-range rhesus monkeys, respectively, in a popular public park in the People's Republic of China.
Enterocytozoon bieneusi is the most common microsporidian parasite in human patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and since its recognition in 1985, it has been associated with a severe enteropathy and biliary cirrhosis in these patients.
Giardia duodenalis, and Enterocytozoon bieneusi organisms were detected in free range rhesus monkeys in a popular public park.
Unusual pulmonary Enterocytozoon bieneusi microsporidiosis in an AIDS patient: case report and review.
The microsporidia infect many different animals and insects, but human infections were rarely reported before the HIV/AIDS epidemic when Enterocytozoon bieneusi was shown to be a major cause of diarrhea in patients with low CD4+ lymphocyte counts (4).
Of the 14 species of microsporidia known to infect humans, Enterocytozoon bieneusi is the most common and is associated with diarrhea and systemic disease (3).
We show that the microsporidian fungus Enterocytozoon bieneusi is associated with lower rates of weight gain in children in Uganda with persistent diarrhea.