Molecular characterization of Cystoisospora belli and unizoite tissue cyst in patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.

@article{Velsquez2011MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of Cystoisospora belli and unizoite tissue cyst in patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.},
  author={Jorge N{\'e}stor Vel{\'a}squez and Germ{\'a}n Astudillo Osvaldo and Cecilia Alicia di Risio and Cristina Beatriz Etchart and Agust{\'i}n V{\'i}ctor Chertcoff and Gladys Elisabet Periss{\'e} and Silvana Carnevale},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2011},
  volume={138 3},
  pages={279-86}
}
Cystoisospora belli is a coccidian protozoan that can cause chronic diarrhoea, acalculous cholecystitis and cholangiopathy in AIDS patients. We applied molecular methods to identify Cystoisospora at species level in AIDS patients presenting with and without the presence of unizoites in lamina propria. Coprological and histological analyses were performed in… CONTINUE READING