Pleistophora

Pleistophora

(plīs-tof'ŏ-ră),
A genus of microsporidians in the protozoan phylum Microspora, commonly found in fish and insects, with mononucleate thick-walled spores in clusters of more than eight. An undescribed but distinct species of Pleistophora was implicated as the cause of a disseminated microsporidial myositis in an immunocompromised male patient.

Pleistophora

(pli-sto-fo'ra)
A genus of microsporidia that usually parasitizes fish.
See: microsporidiosis
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Microsporidia of the genera, Trachipleistophora, Pleistophora, and Tubulinosema also can cause myositis in immunocompromised hosts (11-17); the infection can be localized or part of a disseminated infection.
Myositis due to Pleistophora (Microsporidia) in a patient with AIDS.
A protozoan parasite, Pleistophora intestinalis, causes diarrhea in the water flea.
Myositis caused by Pleistophora in a patient with AIDS.