Encephalitozoon cuniculi

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En·ceph·a·li·to·zo·on cu·nic·u·li

a common cryptic infection of most mammals and some birds, transmitted in urine-contaminated food and by transplacental transmission. Disseminated human infection has been reported among immunosuppressed patients. Latent infection seen by serodiagnosis suggests widespread nonsymptomatic infection in tropical regions.


a genus of protozoa in the class Microsporea.

Encephalitozoon cuniculi
occurs in rodents, dogs, primates and humans. Has a similar physical appearance and pathogenetic effect to toxoplasmosis. Causes encephalitozoonosis.
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Although positive Encephalitozoon cuniculi titer does not always correspond with histological lesions [36] and elevated UP/UCr ratio has not been associated with the parasite in seropositive rabbits by Reusch et al.
Perhaps it would help if I explained that Encephalitozoon cuniculi (E.
A presenca dos corpos bacterianos aparentemente intactos no interior dos fagossomas macrofagicos sugere que essas bacterias tenham um mecanismo que evita que a vesicula endocitica se junte com o lisossoma, impedindo, dessa forma, a exposicao as enzimas lisossomais, semelhante ao que ocorre quando os macrofagos fagocitam Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Toxoplasma gondii, Encephalitozoon cuniculi e algumas Chlamydiae (FRIEDMAN et al.
An immunocompetent laboratory worker occupationally exposed to Encephalitozoon cuniculi remained seropositive 38 months after treatment (15).
The rabbits were free of Pasteurella multocida, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Encephalitozoon cuniculi, Treponema cuniculi, Clostridium piliforme, myxomatosis virus, RHDV, Toxoplasma spp.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) obtained through lumbar puncture was negative for Toxoplasma gondii, Encephalitozoon cuniculi, and Enterocytozoon bieneusi by PCR and for Trypanosoma gambiense by indirect hemagglutination assay.