Microsporidiosis in a Brazilian University Hospital: case report

Elenice Messias do Nascimento Gonçalves, Iaiko Horroiva Uemura, Magali Orban, Vera Lúcia Pagliusi Castilho, Carlos Eduardo Pereira Corbett
2006 Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo  
This is the report on a patient with chronic diarrhea caused by microsporidia. He is married, infected with HIV and has low CD4 cell count. The diagnosis was established through stool parasite search using concentration methods and Gram - chromotrope staining technique. Ileum biopsy was also performed in this case. The etiological diagnosis may be established in a clinical laboratory, by chromotrope staining technique in routine microscopic examination of stool specimens.
doi:10.1590/s0036-46652006000600010 pmid:17221134 fatcat:k7q4los6wjhezjesdjusosvvv4