Intestinal microsporidiosis in a HIV-seronegative patient

Scand J Infect Dis. 1998;30(3):314-6. doi: 10.1080/00365549850161043.


Microsporidial infections have been increasingly reported in immunocompromised patients, particularly those infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but only rarely in immunocompetent individuals. We report a case of intestinal microsporidiosis in a HIV-seronegative patient with acute self-limited diarrhoea. Examination of stool specimens revealed plenty of spores that correspond with Enterocytozoon bieneusi in size and shape as well as ultrastructural details.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diarrhea / parasitology
  • HIV Seronegativity*
  • Humans
  • Immunocompetence
  • Intestinal Diseases / parasitology*
  • Male
  • Microsporidiosis / diagnosis*