[human intestinal microsporidiosis in bamako (mali): the presence of enterocytozoon bieneusi in hiv seropositive patients].a study was conducted between 1993 and 1996 in bamako to determine the rate of occurrence of microsporidia in 88 patients. most (80%) had chronic diarrhea associated with weight loss and 87.5% were hiv-positive. intestinal microsporidia were detected in 32% of the patients infected with hiv-1, hiv-2, or coinfected with both strains. microsporidiosis was also diagnosed in three of the eleven hiv-negative individuals (27%). microsporidiosis was confirmed by electron microscopy in 6 hiv-positive pa ...19979410452
evaluation of an immunofluorescent-antibody test using monoclonal antibodies directed against enterocytozoon bieneusi and encephalitozoon intestinalis for diagnosis of intestinal microsporidiosis in bamako (mali).a 2-month study was carried out in mali to evaluate an immunofluorescent-antibody test (ifat) using monoclonal probes specific for enterocytozoon bieneusi or encephalitozoon intestinalis. sixty-one human immunodeficiency virus (hiv)-seropositive adult patients and 71 immunocompetent children were enrolled. microsporidia were detected in stools from 8 of 61 patients (13.1%) seropositive for hiv. a single species, e. bieneusi, was identified. all the children were negative for microsporidia. the s ...200211980948
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