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Cryptosporidiosis in HIV infected patients in Thailand.

Abstract

Diarrhea, mostly chronic diarrhea and weight loss are common in patients with AIDS. Cryptosporidium had been identified as responsible for chronic, debilitating secretory diarrhea in HIV infected patients. We performed a retrospective study of the prevalence, clinical features and laboratory findings of cryptosporidiosis in HIV infected patients (adults and children), in the period of 6 years from January 1988 to December 1993 at Bamrasnaradura Hospital in Nonthaburi, Thailand. In this study, Cryptosporidium was found in 22 (8.8%) by detection in stool specimens of 250 HIV infected patients with diarrhea and was found throughout the year. The prevalence rates of cryptosporidiosis in this study among children and adults were 19% and 7.9%, respectively. The common features were chronic diarrhea (84.6%), mostly watery diarrhea and weight loss/malnutrition (100%). A few fecal leukocytes were found in 15.4%.

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Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Hospital, Nonthaburi, Thailand.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8629070

Citation

Moolasart, P, et al. "Cryptosporidiosis in HIV Infected Patients in Thailand." The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, vol. 26, no. 2, 1995, pp. 335-8.
Moolasart P, Eampokalap B, Ratanasrithong M, et al. Cryptosporidiosis in HIV infected patients in Thailand. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 1995;26(2):335-8.
Moolasart, P., Eampokalap, B., Ratanasrithong, M., Kanthasing, P., Tansupaswaskul, S., & Tanchanpong, C. (1995). Cryptosporidiosis in HIV infected patients in Thailand. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 26(2), 335-8.
Moolasart P, et al. Cryptosporidiosis in HIV Infected Patients in Thailand. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 1995;26(2):335-8. PubMed PMID: 8629070.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cryptosporidiosis in HIV infected patients in Thailand. AU - Moolasart,P, AU - Eampokalap,B, AU - Ratanasrithong,M, AU - Kanthasing,P, AU - Tansupaswaskul,S, AU - Tanchanpong,C, PY - 1995/6/1/pubmed PY - 1995/6/1/medline PY - 1995/6/1/entrez SP - 335 EP - 8 JF - The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health JO - Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health VL - 26 IS - 2 N2 - Diarrhea, mostly chronic diarrhea and weight loss are common in patients with AIDS. Cryptosporidium had been identified as responsible for chronic, debilitating secretory diarrhea in HIV infected patients. We performed a retrospective study of the prevalence, clinical features and laboratory findings of cryptosporidiosis in HIV infected patients (adults and children), in the period of 6 years from January 1988 to December 1993 at Bamrasnaradura Hospital in Nonthaburi, Thailand. In this study, Cryptosporidium was found in 22 (8.8%) by detection in stool specimens of 250 HIV infected patients with diarrhea and was found throughout the year. The prevalence rates of cryptosporidiosis in this study among children and adults were 19% and 7.9%, respectively. The common features were chronic diarrhea (84.6%), mostly watery diarrhea and weight loss/malnutrition (100%). A few fecal leukocytes were found in 15.4%. SN - 0125-1562 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8629070/Cryptosporidiosis_in_HIV_infected_patients_in_Thailand_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/2029 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -