Seasonal profile and level of CD4+ lymphocytes in the occurrence of cryptosporidiosis and cystoisosporidiosis in HIV/AIDS patients in the Triângulo Mineiro region, Brazil.

@article{OliveiraSilva2007SeasonalPA,
  title={Seasonal profile and level of CD4+ lymphocytes in the occurrence of cryptosporidiosis and cystoisosporidiosis in HIV/AIDS patients in the Tri{\^a}ngulo Mineiro region, Brazil.},
  author={M{\'a}rcia Benedita de Oliveira-Silva and Leonardo Rodrigues de Oliveira and J{\'u}lio C{\'e}sar Possati Resende and Beth{\^a}nea Crema Peghini and Luiz Eduardo Ramirez and Eliane Lages-Silva and Dalmo Guilherme Correia},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={512-5}
}
Patients with AIDS are particularly susceptible to infection with intestinal coccidia. In this study the prevalence of infections with Cryptosporidium sp and Cystoisospora belli were evaluated among HIV/AIDS patients in the Triângulo Mineiro region, Brazil. Between July 1993 and June 2003 faecal samples from 359 patients were collected and stained by a modified Ziehl-Neelsen method, resulting in 19.7% of positivity for coccidian (8.6% with Cryptosporidium sp, 10.3% with Cystoisospora belli and… CONTINUE READING

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