Therapy for human gastrointestinal microsporidiosis.

  title={Therapy for human gastrointestinal microsporidiosis.},
  author={Chris N. Conteas and O. G. W. Berlin and Lawrence R. Ash and Jitender Pruthi},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={63 3-4},
Gastrointestinal microsporidiosis is a major cause of diarrhea and wasting in persons with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Microsporidia demonstrate properties of both true eukaryotes and prokaryotes. The biology of microsporidia makes its elimination from the gastrointestinal tract therapeutically challenging. This organism depends greatly on the host for its energy needs and reproduction; microsporidial spores are impervious to the elements. Microsporidial infection of the… CONTINUE READING
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