Isospora belli

I·sos·po·ra bel·'li

a relatively rare species occurring in the small intestine of man, most common in the tropics but probably of worldwide distribution; most infections are subclinical, but sometimes they may cause mucous diarrhea. More serious, persistent diarrhea can occur in immunocompromised patients (for example, those with HIV/AIDS).
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Isospora belli

Parasitology A sporozoite parasite common in the tropics/subtropics of the Western Hemisphere/Southeast Asia; it may be underreported, as in uncompromised hosts, it mimics viral gastroenteritis; in AIDS,
I belli may cause fulminant disease Clinical Watery diarrhea ± hemorrhage, colicky pain, weight loss, steatorrhea Management T-S
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Isospora belli

A species that causes acute, non-bloody diarrhea with crampy abdominal pain, which can last for weeks in immunocompromised patients, e.g., people with AIDS.
See also: Isospora
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Isospora belli

A type of parasitic protozoa.
Mentioned in: Stool O & P Test
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hominis ve Isospora belli en sik olarak cryptosporidiosis ve isosporiasis olarak adlandirilan bagirsak enfeksiyonlarina neden olur (23-26).
Cystoisospora belli, previously called Isospora belli (C.
[2] Patients are predisposed to severe and prolonged diarrhoea caused by opportunistic parasites, particularly Isospora belli, which is one of the most commonly identified causes of diarrhoea in AIDS patients.
Ocurrencia de Isospora belli, Cryptosporidium spp y Cyclospora cayetanenesis en pacientes urbanos evaluados por sintomas gastrointestinales con o sin inmunosupresion.
The parasites detected were Hookworm (6.5%), Entamoeba histolytica (4.4%), Schistosoma mansoni (2.9%), Giardia lamblia (2.5%), Entamoeba coli (2.3%), Isospora belli (1.7%), Strongyloides stercoralis (1.0%), Faciola spp.
Isospora belli and Isospora suis complete the entire life cycle in a single host, while Isospora felis and Isospora ohioenesis are facultative or heteroxenous and need intermediate hosts to complete their life cycle (Lindsay and Blagburn, 1994; Lindsay et al., 1997; Tenter et al., 2002; Morrison et al., 2004).
Cryptosporidium parvum and Isospora belli are relatively easily identified with simple stains (Figs 1 and 2), but excretion in the stools is often intermittent.
trichiura, Strongyloides stercoralis, Hymenolepis nana, Isospora belli, E.
Results: Intestinal parasitic pathogens were detected in 35 per cent patients, and the major pathogens included Cryptosporidium parvum (12%) the most common followed by Isospora belli (8%), Entamoeba histolytica/Enatmoeba dispar (7%), Microsporidia (1%) and Cyclospora (0.7%).