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Turk Patoloji Derg. 2018 Apr 9. doi: 10.5146/tjpath.2017.01416. [Epub ahead of print]

Renal Microsporidiosis in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients: A Case Series.

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Department of Histopathology, Apollo Hospitals, CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA.


Microsporidiosis is a rare, but emerging opportunistic infection in solid organ transplant and stem cell transplant recipients. Renal involvement in microsporidiosis is very rarely seen in these recipients. We describe two cases of pediatric renal microsporidiosis, diagnosed on renal biopsies, following bone marrow transplantation presenting as severe acute kidney injury. The first patient died, whereas the second survived due to early diagnosis based on high index of suspicion and prompt treatment with Albendazole. We believe these are the first such reported cases of renal microsporidiosis in pediatric bone marrow transplant recipients.

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