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
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TERADA S, REDDY KR, JEFFERS LJ, CALI A, SCHIFF ER. 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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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(1):61-62.
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