Prevalence and clinical significance of intestinal microsporidiosis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients with and without diarrhea in Germany: a prospective coprodiagnostic study.

@article{Sobottka1998PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and clinical significance of intestinal microsporidiosis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients with and without diarrhea in Germany: a prospective coprodiagnostic study.},
  author={Ingo Sobottka and David A Schwartz and Justus Schottelius and Govinda S. Visvesvara and Norman J. Pieniazek and Christel Schmetz and N. P. Kock and Rainer Laufs and Helmut Albrecht},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={475-80}
}
The prevalence of intestinal microsporidiosis among human immunodefiency virus (HIV)-infected persons with chronic diarrhea varies from 7% to 50%; thus, microsporidia are a significant source of morbidity and, occasionally, mortality among these patients. Anecdotal reports suggest that intestinal microsporidiosis is also an important infection in patients with AIDS in Germany. To determine the prevalence of microsporidiosis among HIV-infected patients in Germany, we performed a prospective… CONTINUE READING

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