Resource Logo
NLM AIDSLINE

Diagnostic approaches for Encephalitozoon infections in patients with AIDS.




 

J Eukaryot Microbiol. 1994 Sep-Oct;41(5):59S-60S. Unique Identifier :

In conclusion, at the current time the most important task of the laboratory for proper clinical management of the patient with microsporidiosis is to perform genus-level diagnosis of the agent, i.e. distinguishing Encephalitozoon sp. infection from other microsporidial agents including Septata, Enterocytozoon, Nosema, and Pleistophora. This can be performed in any well-equipped pathology department with access to electron microscopy. If species identification is desired, we currently recommend consultation with one of several laboratories specializing in this area until diagnostic reagents become more widely available.

AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/COMPLICATIONS/*DIAGNOSIS Encephalitozoonosis/COMPLICATIONS/*DIAGNOSIS Eye Infections, Parasitic/COMPLICATIONS/DIAGNOSIS Female Human Male Prostatitis/COMPLICATIONS/DIAGNOSIS Respiratory Tract Infections/COMPLICATIONS/DIAGNOSIS Urinary Tract Infections/COMPLICATIONS/DIAGNOSIS JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW REVIEW, TUTORIAL



 




Information in this article was accurate in April 30, 1995. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.