Microsporidia as emerging pathogens and the implication for public health: a 10-year study on HIV-positive and -negative patients.
- Autores: Antunes F, Lobo ML, Matos O, Xiao L
- Ano de Publicação: 2012
- Journal: International Journal for Parasitology
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Microsporidia+as+emerging+pathogens+and+the+implication+for+public+health%3A+A+10-year+study+on+HIV-positive+and+-negative+patients.
Despite recent advances in the understanding and diagnosis of emerging microsporidian pathogens, more research is necessary to elucidate their complex epidemiology. In fact, studies that reflect true human-infecting microsporidian prevalence are still inadequate. The present 10-year study was undertaken to examine the occurrence of Microsporidia in 1989 stools, 69 urine and 200 pulmonary specimens from HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients using PCR and DNA sequencing.