Opportunistic protozoa in stool samples from HIV-infected patients.

@article{Punpoowong1998OpportunisticPI,
  title={Opportunistic protozoa in stool samples from HIV-infected patients.},
  author={Benjanee Punpoowong and Parnpen Viriyavejakul and Mario Riganti and E Pongponaratn and Urai Chaisri and Yaowapa Maneerat},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={1998},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={31-4}
}
A retrospective study of stool samples of HIV-infected patients from January 1994 to December 1995 submitted to the Department of Tropical Pathology was analyzed. There were twenty-two cases, all of which presented with chronic diarrhea. Result showed that 50% were infected with protozoa. These include Microsporidium (27.27%), Cryptosporidium (9.09%), Isospora belli (4.54%) and Giardia intestinalis cysts (9.09%). Other infections were Candida sp, Strongyloides stercoralis larva and Opisthorchis… CONTINUE READING

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