Vittaforma

Vittaforma

(vē'tă-fōr'ma),
A genus of microsporidia that can infect humans and can cause keratitis in the immunocompetent and disseminated infection in the immunocompromised; formerly Nosema.

Vit·ta·for·ma

(vit'ă-fōr'mă)
A genus of microsporidia that can infect humans and can cause keratitis in the immunocompetent and disseminated infection in the immunocompromised; formerly Nosema.
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Eight genera are described in human hosts: Enterocytozoon, Encephalitozzon, Pleistophora, Trachipleistophora, Vittaforma, Brachiola, Nosema, and Microsporidium.
In the 1990s, Vittaforma corneae (formerly known as Nosema corneum) (5) was first described as the cause of corneal infection in an immunocompetent person (6) and disseminated infection in an immunocompromised patient (7).
Dual microsporidial infection due to Vittaforma corneae and Encephalitozoon hellem in a patient with AIDS.
300 especies (3); en la actualidad son 7 los generos que se han identificado en las infecciones humanas: Enchephalitozoon, Enterocytozoon, Nosema, Pleistophora, Trachipleistophora, Anncaliia (Brachiola) y Vittaforma (4,5) y un "falso" genero Microsporidium, donde se ubican los microorganismos que aun no han podido ser clasificados.
Las especies que afectan a los humanos son: Nosema, Vittaforma, Brachiola, Pleistophora, Encephalitozoon, Enterocytozoon, Septata y Trachipleistophora.
anthropoptera, Vittaforma corneae y Enterocytozoon bieneusi) (Weber y Bryan, 1994); siendo el Enterozytozoon bieneusi el mas comunmente diagnosticado en el humano (Dengjel et al.
Several species of microsporidia, such as Vittaforma corneae, can cause keratoconjunctivitis (1).
within the cluster of the genera Endoreticulatus, Cystosporogene, and Vittaforma (Figure 2) (2).