Genotyping and molecular analysis of Enterocytozoon bieneusi isolated from immunocompromised patients in Iran.

@article{Mirjalali2015GenotypingAM,
  title={Genotyping and molecular analysis of Enterocytozoon bieneusi isolated from immunocompromised patients in Iran.},
  author={Hamed Mirjalali and Hossein Mirhendi and Ahmad Reza Meamar and Mehdi Mohebali and Zeynab Askari and Elnaz Sadat Mirsamadi and Mostafa Rezaeian},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={36},
  pages={244-249}
}
Microsporidia are known as opportunistic unicellular pathogens, particularly so in individuals with congenital or acquired immunodeficiency. Enterocytozoon bieneusi is one of the most common species infecting both immunocompromised and immunocompetent individuals. The aim of this study was to assess the distribution of E. bieneusi genotypes among immunocompromised patients in Iran. From 329 stool samples referred for parasitological analysis during 2011-2014, 14 samples from immunocompromised… CONTINUE READING