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Volume 2, Number 3—July 1996


Application of Molecular Techniques
to the Diagnosis of Microsporidial Infection

Daniel P. FedorkoComments to Author  and Yasmine M. Hijazi
Author affiliations: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

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Table 1

Named human microsporidial pathogens and their clinical syndromes

Microsporidia genus and species Clinical syndromes
Pleistophora species Myositis
Nosema connori Disseminated infection
N. ocularum Keratitis
Vittaforma corneae Keratitis
Encephalitozoon cuniculi Peritonitis, fulminant hepatitis, seizures, rhinosinusitis
E. hellem Conjunctivitis, keratoconjunctivitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, rhinosinusitis, disseminated infection
E. intestinalis Diarrhea, disseminated infection
Enterocytozoon bieneusi Diarrhea, wasting syndrome, cholecystitis, cholangitis, bronchitis, pneumonia

Source: ref. 5

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