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

  • Major clinical manifestation of isosporiasis is watery, nonbloody diarrhea that can be associated with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and cramps, anorexia, and fever
  • In immunosuppressed patients, chronic diarrhea can result in dehydration, cachexia, and malabsorption[DeHovitz 1986]

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