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Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. Mar 1995; 2(2): 246–248.
PMCID: PMC170138

Methods for detection of an intestinal secretory immunoglobulin A response to Candida spp. and their preliminary application in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients with chronic diarrhea.

Abstract

Six of 11 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with chronic diarrhea, shedding only Candida spp. in their stools, elicited a Candida-specific secretory immunoglobulin A response. Similar responses were identified in only 1 of 10 HIV-positive patients with chronic diarrhea but without Candida spp. and in none of 10 HIV-negative subjects without diarrhea. Candida spp. may play a role in the etiology of chronic diarrhea associated with HIV infection.

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