microsporidiosis


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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.

microsporidiosis

[mī′krō·spôrid′ē·ō′sis]
infection with protozoa of the order Microsporida, usually seen in immunocompromised patients, usually characterized by diarrhea and wasting.

microsporidiosis

Infection by Microsporidia, especially affecting immunocompromised hosts (e.g., AIDS patients).
 
Clinical findings—GI tract
Chronic, watery diarrhoea, decreased weight, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting.
 
Clinical-systemic symptoms
Cholecystitis, renal failure, red eyes, photosensitivity, respiratory tract infections.
 
Management
Albendazole.

microsporidiosis

Infectious 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

microsporidiosis

A 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.

microsporidiosis

infection by species of the genus Microsporidia; common infections in flounder and other marine fish and in ornamental fish; include Thelohania and Pleistophora spp.
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Microsporidiosis is a cosmopolitan disease whose prevalence has wide variability depending on the geographic region, population studied and diagnostic methods.
En esta investigacion, solo se detectaron 5 casos (3,45%) de microsporidiosis en los individuos evaluados.
El diagnostico de la microsporidiosis intestinal humana, amerita la realizacion de tecnicas especiales diferentes a las que se utilizan comunmente para el estudio de la materia fecal, por tanto, los examenes microscopicos con solucion salina fisiologica y lugol no permiten identificar las esporas.
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Chacin-Bonilla L, Panunzio AP, Monsalve-Castillo FM, Parra-Cepeda IE, Martinez R (2006) Microsporidiosis in Venezuela: Prevalence of intestinal microsporidiosis and its contribution to diarrhea in a group of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected patients from Zulia State.
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