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Parasite. 1996 Mar;3(1):85-6.

Specific and rapid detection of Microsporidia in stool specimens from AIDS patients by PCR.

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Unité INSERM 313, CHU Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris.

Abstract

Two microsporidian species, Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Encephalitozoon intestinalis, are the cause of diarrhoea and wasting syndrome in AIDS patients. A new PCR assay is proposed for the rapid and specific detection of these parasites in stools.

PMID:
8731762
DOI:
10.1051/parasite/1996031085
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