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mi·cro·spo·rid·i·o·sis, microsporidiasis (mī-krō-spō-rid-ē-ō'sis, mī'krō-spō-ri-dī'a-sis),
Infection with a member of the phylum Microspora, the microsporidians.
infection with protozoa of the order Microsporida, usually seen in immunocompromised patients, usually characterized by diarrhea and wasting.
microsporidiosisInfection by Microsporidia, especially affecting immunocompromised hosts (e.g., AIDS patients).
Clinical findings—GI tract
Chronic, watery diarrhoea, decreased weight, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting.
Cholecystitis, renal failure, red eyes, photosensitivity, respiratory tract infections.
microsporidiosisInfectious disease Infection by Microsporidia, which usually infects immunocompromised hosts, especially AIDS Pts Clinical–GI tract Chronic, watery diarrhea, ↓ weight, abdominal pain N&V; Clinical—systemic Sx of cholecystitis, renal failure, RTIs, red eyes, photosensitivity, asymptomatic URIs Management Albendazole
microsporidiosisA protozoal infection caused by various organisms of the Microsporidia genus. Most human cases have occurred in people with AIDS. Human cells are infected when microsporidian spores impale them with a hollow tube through which DNA is passed into the host cell. Different species affect different organs. The clinical features include diarrhoea, urinary tract infection, rhinitis, sinusitis, corneal stromal infection and infection of the bile passages. Treatment is with oral albendazole and fumagillin eye drops for corneal ulceration.
infection by species of the genus Microsporidia; common infections in flounder and other marine fish and in ornamental fish; include Thelohania and Pleistophora spp.