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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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Abstract

FRENKEL, Jacob K. et al. Extraintestinal finding of Isospora belli unizoic cysts in a patient with AIDS: case report. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2003, vol.36, n.3, pp. 409-412. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822003000300014.

This report describes the presence of Isospora belli unizoic cysts in mesenteric lymph nodes and of gametocytes in the gallbladder epitelium of a 26 year-old Brazilian male patient with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. This patient had received treatment for several times with sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim. It is discussed the significance of I. belli tissue cysts as possible foci of resistance of the parasite and their association with the infection relapse even post-treatment with anticoccidian medication.

Keywords : Isospora belli; Unizoic cysts; AIDS.

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