Severe diarrhea due to Isospora belli in a patient with thymoma.

  title={Severe diarrhea due to Isospora belli in a patient with thymoma.},
  author={Ahmad Reza Meamar and Mostafa Rezaian and Ali Zare Mirzaei and Farzaneh Zahabiun and A. H. Faghihi and Hormazd Oormazdi and Eshrat Beigom Kia},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  volume={42 6},
Opportunistic isosporidial infection of the gastrointestinal tract is frequently encountered in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and is considered to be an AIDS-defining illness. Chronic severe watery diarrhea due to Isospora belli has also been reported in other immunodeficiency states. This report describes severe chronic debilitating diarrhea due to isosporiasis in a patient with mediastinal thymoma, a common tumor of the anterior mediastinum, originating from the… CONTINUE READING