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J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Apr;49(4):1301-6. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01833-10. Epub 2011 Feb 16.

First cases of microsporidiosis in transplant recipients in Spain and review of the literature.

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Laboratorio de Parasitología, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad San Pablo-CEU, Urbanización Montepríncipe, 28668 Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain.

Abstract

Microsporidia are currently considered emerging pathogens responsible for life-threatening infections in organ transplant recipients. Here, we describe the first cases of intestinal microsporidiosis by Enterocytozoon bieneusi genotype D in two non-HIV-infected renal transplant recipients from Spain. Previously reported cases of microsporidiosis in organ transplant recipients have also been reviewed, highlighting the necessity of considering organ transplant recipients a risk group for microsporidiosis. A systematic search for these parasites is recommended in cases of persistent diarrhea and in the differential diagnosis of other syndromes, such as chronic fever of unknown etiology.

PMID:
21325545
PMCID:
PMC3122787
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.01833-10
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