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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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GONCALVES, Elenice Messias do Nascimento et al. Microsporidiosis in a Brazilian University Hospital: case report. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2006, vol.48, n.6, pp.351-352. ISSN 1678-9946.

This is the report on a patient with chronic diarrhea caused by microsporidia. He is married, infected with HIV and has low CD4 cell count. The diagnosis was established through stool parasite search using concentration methods and Gram - chromotrope staining technique. Ileum biopsy was also performed in this case. The etiological diagnosis may be established in a clinical laboratory, by chromotrope staining technique in routine microscopic examination of stool specimens.

Keywords : Diagnosis; Parasitology; Microsporidia; Chronic diarrhea; HIV.

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