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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 Infection 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.
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.
References in periodicals archive
Acase of Pulmonary Microsporidiasis
in an Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia (AML)- M3 Patient.
Cryptosporidiasis, Cyclosporiasis and Microsporidiasis
. Infect Dis Clin North Am 1994 : 8:483-98.
Therapy for human gastrointestinalis microsporidiasis
. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2000; 63:121-127.