Natural history of intestinal microsporidiosis among patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus

Kristin Dascomb, Rebecca Clark, Judith Aberg, Joseph Pulvirenti, Ross G. Hewitt, Patricia Kissinger, Elizabeth S. Didier

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Abstract

A chart review of 73 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with enteric microsporidiosis was conducted to define the natural history of microsporidiosis. A substantial proportion of patients remained symptomatic after 6 months (54.8% with persistent diarrhea and 51.2% with weight loss). Predictors for persistent diarrhea included high HIV RNA viral load and no initiation of protease inhibitor therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3421-3422
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume37
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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