Histology as a diagnostic tool for intestinal isosporiasis in immunocompromised patients

Anuradha C.K. Rao, V. Geetha, Ranjini Kudva, S. Vidhyalakshmi, S. Rupashree

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Abstract

Isospora belli is an opportunistic protozoan causing wasting diarrhea especially in patients with an immunocompromised status. Diagnosis is usually established by demonstrating the oocyst of the organism on stool examination, which however can often be inconclusive. Serological tests for isosporiasis are currently not available. In such a scenario, biopsy often provides evidence for a confirmatory diagnosis. We describe two such cases, in which intestinal biopsy was the only diagnostic evidence of isosporiasis as the cause for chronic diarrhea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-252
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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