emerging microsporidian infections in russian hiv-infected patients.microsporidia were identified in stool specimens by histochemistry and pcr of 30 (18.9%) of 159 hiv-infected patients presenting to the s. p. botkin memorial clinical hospital of infectious diseases, st. petersburg, russia. the higher prevalence of encephalitozoon intestinalis, in 21 (12.8%) patients, than of enterocytozoon bieneusi, in 2 patients (1.2%), was unexpected. encephalitozoon cuniculi was detected in three patients: one with strain i and two with strain ii. encephalitozoon hellem was ...201121450962
microsporidiosis and cryptosporidiosis in hiv/aids patients in st. petersburg, russia: serological identification of microsporidia and cryptosporidium parvum in sera samples from hiv/aids determine seroprevalence of the opportunistic organisms cryptosporidium parvum and microsporidia (encephalitozoon cuniculi, e. intestinalis, e. hellem, and enterocytozoon bieneusi) in russian hiv/aids patients, we evaluated 46 sera from hiv/aids patients from the s.p. botkin clinical infectious diseases hospital, st. petersburg, russia. five (10.9%) sera were seropositive for e. cuniculi and 19 (41.3%) were positive for c. parvum by elisa. by ifat, 6 (13.0%) sera were seropositive for e. bien ...201020929396
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