Parasitic Infections in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Authors: José M. Miró, MD, PhD; Miriam J. Álvarez-Martínez, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

    Epidemiology
    • Microsporidia are intracellular protozoan parasites that are related to fungi
    • Effective use of ART has dramatically reduced the incidence of microsporidiosis
    • Clinical symptoms are more common in persons with CD4+ cell counts < 100 cells/mm3[Wittner 1999; Didier 2006]
    Clinical Manifestations
      Diagnosis
        Prevention of Exposure to the Pathogen
          Primary Prophylaxis
            Treatment
              Secondary Prophylaxis

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