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Disseminated infection with Encephalitozoon intestinalis in AIDS patients: Report of 2 cases

Svedhem, V; Lebbad, M; Hedkvist, B; Del Aguila, C; Hedman, P; Larsson, Ronny LU ; Navajas, R and Aust-Kettis, A (2002) In Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 34(9). p.703-705
Abstract
Microsporidiosis must be regarded as a late opportunistic infection when HIV is advanced. In this article we describe 2 cases of disseminated infection with Encephalitozoon intestinalis. The first case had a local intestinal infection for > 1 y before it disseminated and microsporidia were found intracellularly in sputum. In the second case, spores were initially found in conjunctival cells, sinus lavage, sputum and urine. This patient had clinical symptoms and radiological findings from the central nervous system. Signs of cerebral lymphoma developed after treatment of the opportunistic microsporidial infection.
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Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
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34
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703 - 705
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Informa Healthcare
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  • pmid:12374372
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1651-1980
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10.1080/00365540210147598
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  author       = {Svedhem, V and Lebbad, M and Hedkvist, B and Del Aguila, C and Hedman, P and Larsson, Ronny and Navajas, R and Aust-Kettis, A},
  issn         = {1651-1980},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {703--705},
  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases},
  title        = {Disseminated infection with Encephalitozoon intestinalis in AIDS patients: Report of 2 cases},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00365540210147598},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2002},
}