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Intestinal microsporidiosis.
Semin Gastrointest Dis. 1997 Jan; 8(1):45-55.SG

Abstract

Intestinal microsporidiosis is caused by the protozoan parasites Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Encephalitozoon intestinalis. The disease has been described within the past decade and is found predominantly in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients in association with diarrhea. There have been rare reports of infections in immunocompetent patients. Both species of microsporidia invade and multiply within the enterocytes of the small intestine; Encephalitozoon intestinalis also causes a disseminated infection. Electron microscopy has been the mainstay of diagnosis, but improved noninvasive methods of detecting spores in feces are in development. The biology and pathogenicity of the parasites and the pathology and treatment of the disease are poorly understood.

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Department of Medical Parasitology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9000501

Citation

Croft, S L., et al. "Intestinal Microsporidiosis." Seminars in Gastrointestinal Disease, vol. 8, no. 1, 1997, pp. 45-55.
Croft SL, Williams J, McGowan I. Intestinal microsporidiosis. Semin Gastrointest Dis. 1997;8(1):45-55.
Croft, S. L., Williams, J., & McGowan, I. (1997). Intestinal microsporidiosis. Seminars in Gastrointestinal Disease, 8(1), 45-55.
Croft SL, Williams J, McGowan I. Intestinal Microsporidiosis. Semin Gastrointest Dis. 1997;8(1):45-55. PubMed PMID: 9000501.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intestinal microsporidiosis. AU - Croft,S L, AU - Williams,J, AU - McGowan,I, PY - 1997/1/1/pubmed PY - 1997/1/1/medline PY - 1997/1/1/entrez SP - 45 EP - 55 JF - Seminars in gastrointestinal disease JO - Semin. Gastrointest. Dis. VL - 8 IS - 1 N2 - Intestinal microsporidiosis is caused by the protozoan parasites Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Encephalitozoon intestinalis. The disease has been described within the past decade and is found predominantly in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients in association with diarrhea. There have been rare reports of infections in immunocompetent patients. Both species of microsporidia invade and multiply within the enterocytes of the small intestine; Encephalitozoon intestinalis also causes a disseminated infection. Electron microscopy has been the mainstay of diagnosis, but improved noninvasive methods of detecting spores in feces are in development. The biology and pathogenicity of the parasites and the pathology and treatment of the disease are poorly understood. SN - 1049-5118 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9000501/Intestinal_microsporidiosis_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/4799 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -