Parasitic Infections in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Authors: José M. Miró, MD, PhD; Miriam J. Álvarez-Martínez, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 10/20/21 (What's New)

Summary

  • Diagnosis of microsporidia requires the involvement of an expert microscopist
  • Examination of stool samples with chromotrope and chemofluorescent stains is often sufficient for diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease
  • If the stool examination is negative and microsporidiosis is suspected, a small bowel biopsy should be performed

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