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

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.
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La Microsporidiosis es una infeccion emergente y oportunista producida por microorganismos intracelulares obligados formadores de esporas, que han sido taxonomicamente reclasificados como hongos y que se conocen con el nombre de microsporidios.
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Although microsporidia have been known as pathogenic agents in a wide range of wild, laboratory, and domestic animals for several decades, further studies are required to completely understand the epidemiology and pathobiology of microsporidiosis; also these parasites have not been isolated or identified before in Iraq; furthermore, their pathology in different species was not studied.
As little is known about microsporidia and its importance as infectious agent in immunocompromised patients, we conducted a retrospective study in 347 stool samples analyzed for the presence of microsporidiosis to describe the associated underlying diseases.
Protozoal pathogens include Cryptosporidiosis, Isosporiasis, Microsporidiosis, Pnemocystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP) and Toxoplasmosis.
Examination of the prevalence and seasonal variation of intestinal microsporidiosis in the stools of persons with chronic diarrhea and human immunodeficiency virus infection.
Selangor, Malaysia, Dec 5, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Microsporidiosis is a disease caused by highly infective parasitic microsporidian.
Tal es el caso de la microsporidiosis humana, causada por el E.
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