PIERRE FORGACS, M.D.; ALAN TARSHIS, M.D.; PEARL MA, Ph.D.; MICHELINE FEDERMAN, Ph.D.; LINDA MELE, M.S.; MARK L. SILVERMAN, M.D.; JOHN A. SHEA, M.D.
Recent reports have implicated Isospora belli and Cryptosporidium species, similar coccidial protozoa, as the cause of considerable diarrhea and malabsorption in immunosuppressed persons. We report a case of chronic diarrhea and malabsorption in a homosexual man in whom both I. belli and Cryptosporidium species were found in small bowel aspirates and intestinal biopsy specimens. A chronic cough subsequently developed, and Cryptosporidium species was found in respiratory secretions and on the mucosal surface of a bronchial biopsy sample.
A 42-year-old homosexual man with a 10-month history of profuse diarrhea was seen at the Lahey Clinic in May 1982. The patient was
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FORGACS P, TARSHIS A, MA P, FEDERMAN M, MELE L, SILVERMAN ML, et al. Intestinal and Bronchial Cryptosporidiosis in an Immunodeficient Homosexual Man. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:793–794. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-6-793
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(6):793-794.
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