SOICHIRO TERADA, M. D.; K. RAJENDER REDDY, M.D.; LENNOX J. JEFFERS, M.D.; ANN CALI, Ph.D.; EUGENE R. SCHIFF, M.D.
Various infections occur in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); the liver can become infected by mycobacteria, fungi, and viruses (1, 2). We report a rare case of hepatitis due to a microsporidan protozoa of the genus Encephalitozoon (formerly not identified as a separate genus from Nosema) in a patient with AIDS. Encephalitozoonosis is a chronic, often latent, protozoan infection that occurs in various mammals (3, 4). Until now, microsporida have only been reported to cause myositis (5) and infect enterocytes (6) in patients with AIDS.
A 35-year-old homosexual man was well until 4 months before his last hospitalization. He developed
SOICHIRO TERADA, K. RAJENDER REDDY, LENNOX J. JEFFERS, ANN CALI, EUGENE R. SCHIFF. Microsporidan Hepatitis in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:61–62. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-1-61
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