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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo vol.29 no.5 São Paulo Sept./Oct. 1987 



Intestinal cryptosporidiosis. Association with Pneumocystis carinii, cytomegalovirus and Candida sp. Infections



K. I. R. Coelho; S. A. Maeda; M. E. A. Marques

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This is a case report of intestinal cryptosporidiosis diagnosed in histological specimen collected from autopsy. The patient was a child of 5 months admitted to the hospital with severe acute diarrhea associated with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, cytomegalic sialadenitis, oral and dermal candidiasis. The presence of multiple opportunistic infections in this case indicated immunodeficiency state.
Cryptosporidium sp is a possible etiology of acute diarrhea in both immunodeficient and immunocompetent patients and has to be searched for at autopsy when diagnosis was not possible "in vivo".

Key words: Immunodeficiency; Diarrhea; Cryptosporidiosis.


Criptosporidiose intestinal associada a infecções por Pneumocystis carinii, cytomegalovirus e Candida sp.
Trata-se de apresentação de um caso de criptosporidiose intestinal diagnosticada histologicamente em material de autópsia.
A paciente era uma criança de 5 meses, internada com diarréia aguda grave, associada a pneumonia por Pneumocystis carinii, sialadenite citomegálica e candidíase oral e cutânea. A presença de infecções oportunísticas múltiplas indicaram o diagnóstico de imunodeficiência.
Cryptosporidium sp é uma possibilidade etiológica para diarréias agudas em pacientes imunodeprimidos ou imunocompetentes e deve ser procurado em material de autópsia quando não diagnosticado "in vivo".



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Dra. Kunie Iabuki R. Coelho
Departamento de Patologia da Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu
CEP 18600 Botucatu, SP., Brasil

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