Intraocular microsporidiosis due to Encephalitozoon cuniculi in a patient with idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia

Kodjikian, L; Garweg, JG; Nguyen, M; Schaffner, T; Deplazese, P; Zimmerli, S (2005). Intraocular microsporidiosis due to Encephalitozoon cuniculi in a patient with idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia. International journal of medical microbiology IJMM, 294(8), pp. 529-33. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.ijmm.2004.09.013

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Encephalitozoon cuniculi was documented to cause disseminated microsporidial infection including an iris tumor and endophthalmitis in an adolescent with idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia. The diagnosis was established by microscopic, serologic and molecular methods. E. cuniculi (rabbit strain) was identified from the iris tumor, as well as from urine, conjunctival, corneal, and nasal swabs. Treatment with oral albendazole led to rapid improvement. This case raises the possibility of disseminated microsporidial infection in the context of idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia and possibly advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and above all the possibility of intraocular infection with E. cuniculi in humans.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Zimmerli, Stefan

ISSN:

1438-4221

ISBN:

15790298

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:00

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.ijmm.2004.09.013

PubMed ID:

15790298

Web of Science ID:

000227950500009

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/25701 (FactScience: 60765)

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