Emerging microsporidian infections in Russian HIV-infected patients.

  title={Emerging microsporidian infections in Russian HIV-infected patients.},
  author={Olga I Sokolova and Anton V. Demyanov and Lisa C. Bowers and Elizabeth S Didier and Alexei V Yakovlev and Sergei O. Skarlato and Yuliya Y Sokolova},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={49 6},
Microsporidia were identified in stool specimens by histochemistry and PCR of 30 (18.9%) of 159 HIV-infected patients presenting to the S. P. Botkin Memorial Clinical Hospital of Infectious Diseases, St. Petersburg, Russia. The higher prevalence of Encephalitozoon intestinalis, in 21 (12.8%) patients, than of Enterocytozoon bieneusi, in 2 patients (1.2%), was unexpected. Encephalitozoon cuniculi was detected in three patients: one with strain I and two with strain II. Encephalitozoon hellem was… CONTINUE READING