Evaluation of pulmonary microsporidiosis in iatrogenically immunosuppressed patients


ÖZKOÇ S., BAYRAM DELİBAŞ S., Akisu C.

TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX, vol.64, no.1, pp.9-16, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.10207
  • Journal Name: TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-16
  • Keywords: Microsporidiosis, pulmonary, immunosuppressed, BONE-MARROW-TRANSPLANTATION, ENTEROCYTOZOON-BIENEUSI, ENCEPHALITOZOON-HELLEM, STAINING METHODS, PUBLIC-HEALTH, AIDS PATIENT, PREVALENCE, INFECTION, IDENTIFICATION, LEUKEMIA
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Microsporidia spp. are ubiquitous and infect a wide variety of intervertebrates and vertebrates, including humans. Pulmonary microsporidiosis, characterized by nonspecific symptoms like fever, cough and dyspnea, is often overlooked in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary infections in immunsupressed patients. In this study, we aimed to determine the prevalence of pulmonary microsporidiosis in iatrogenically immunosuppressed patients and to evaluate the patient characteristics.