Pleistophora

Pleistophora

(plīs-tof'ŏ-ră),
A genus of microsporidians in the protozoan phylum Microspora, commonly found in fish and insects, with mononucleate thick-walled spores in clusters of more than eight. An undescribed but distinct species of Pleistophora was implicated as the cause of a disseminated microsporidial myositis in an immunocompromised male patient.

Pleistophora

(pli-sto-fo'ra)
A genus of microsporidia that usually parasitizes fish.
See: microsporidiosis
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5B) en un pez, esporas de Pleistophora sp en un pez (Fig.
Estos peces puede ser afectados por mas de un genero de Microsporidium, identificandose por su morfologia a Pleistophora sp y Heterosporis sp, por primera vez en el pais.
Microsporidia of the genera, Trachipleistophora, Pleistophora, and Tubulinosema also can cause myositis in immunocompromised hosts (11-17); the infection can be localized or part of a disseminated infection.
Myositis due to Pleistophora (Microsporidia) in a patient with AIDS.
Eight genera are described in human hosts: Enterocytozoon, Encephalitozzon, Pleistophora, Trachipleistophora, Vittaforma, Brachiola, Nosema, and Microsporidium.
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.
Five genera of microsporidians have been reported in immunocompromised humans: Encephalitozoon, Pleistophora, Nosema, Microsporidium, and Enterocytozoon.
Infection with the microsporidium Glugoides intestinalis (formerly Pleistophora intestinalis (Larsson et al.
Redescription of Pleistophora intestinalis Chatton, 1907, a microsporidian parasite of Daphnia magna and Daphnia pulex, with establishment of the genus Glugoides (Microspora, Glugeidae).
A protozoan parasite, Pleistophora intestinalis, causes diarrhea in the water flea.
Myositis caused by Pleistophora in a patient with AIDS.