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)


  • Most common manifestation of microsporidiosis is intestinal disease resulting in watery diarrhea
  • Infection can also occur in the nasopharynx, eye, lungs, brain, and kidneys, resulting in hepatitis, encephalitis, urinary tract disease, keratoconjunctivitis, sinusitis, respiratory disease, prostatic abscesses, and disseminated disease[Wittner 1999; Didier 2006]

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